17 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Jakarta Itinerary

17 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Jakarta Itinerary

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17 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Jakarta Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Calgary, Canada

3
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Street Art in George Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read George Town day trip website .

Calgary, Canada to George Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Calgary to George Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in December, with highs in George Town at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penang Island
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Street Art in George Town ©
Street Art in George Town
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline
Spas

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 22nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then stroll around KLCC Park, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally don't miss a visit to KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Batu Caves, buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planning website .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Food Tours
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

1
night
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, make a trip to The Huskitory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to River Walk.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Melaka, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Singapore.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at City Scoot and MacRitchie Nature Trail. Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, explore the activities along MacRitchie Reservoir, take in the views from The Helix Bridge, and brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melaka to Singapore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Singapore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Universal Studios Singapore
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
City Scoot ©
City Scoot

2
nights
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum, examine the collection at Museum Bank Indonesia, and then get in on the family fun at KidZania Jakarta. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakarta Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Istiqlal Mosque, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then browse the different shops at Grand Indonesia Mall, and finally walk around Taman Suropati.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jakarta online travel route planner .

Getting from Singapore to Jakarta by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jakarta. In December, daily temperatures in Jakarta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jakarta

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Museum Bank Indonesia ©
Museum Bank Indonesia
Istiqlal Mosque ©
Istiqlal Mosque
Jakarta Cathedral ©
Jakarta Cathedral

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