18 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Hong Kong Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Hong Kong Itinerary

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18 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ipoh, Malaysia
— 3 nights
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
6
Pattaya, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  7​h 15​min
7
Hong Kong, China
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Hong Kong is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Toronto to Hong Kong. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in November: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to George Town.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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4
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. as well as Metro Bike Easy Green Travel. Step off the beaten path and head to Armenian Street and The Habitat Penang Hill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cannon Street and Chulia Street. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Tech Dome Penang and see the interesting displays at Wonderfood Museum Penang.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read George Town online road trip planner .

Fly from Hong Kong to George Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to George Town. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in December: high temperatures in George Town hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Habitat Penang Hill
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Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street
Cannon Street ©
Cannon Street
The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill

3
nights
Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ho Yan Hor Museum and Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple. Get some cultural insight at Dream Big World and Munisvaran Temple. When in Ipoh, make a side trip to see Radak Adventure in Gopeng, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Yasmin At Kong Heng, take in the exciting artwork at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Ipoh Town Hall and Old Post Office, and admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ipoh online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Radak Adventure
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Funtasy House Trick Art ©
Funtasy House Trick Art
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Radak Adventure ©
Radak Adventure

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 8th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery ©
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, wander the streets of Khao San Road, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Pattaya.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya ©
Famous for its nightlife and activity-filled seafront, Pattaya remains a major party destination for tourists and expats in Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at Ama Fashion and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Temple.

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Traveling by shuttle from Bangkok to Pattaya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Pattaya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Hong Kong.

Things to do in Pattaya

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wat Yansangwararam, Sai Kaew Beach, Rangsri Soon Thorn Temple
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Sai Kaew Beach ©
Sai Kaew Beach
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien) ©
Anek Kuson Sala (Viharnra Sien)

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hours
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze).

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Pattaya to Hong Kong takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pattaya to Hong Kong is 1 hour. Traveling from Pattaya in December, expect Hong Kong to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites
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