22 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
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George Town, Malaysia
— 6 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
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George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

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 18th (Fri), join the crowd at Sepang International Circuit, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then tee off at K's Island Golf Academy Malaysia, and finally work off some steam at Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then take a stroll through Little India Brickfields, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria, and finally browse the different shops at Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur visit site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 7 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in November; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Melaka.
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Melaka, Malaysia — 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stop by Sixty 3 Heritage, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, view the masterpieces at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, make a trip to St Paul's Church, then explore the galleries of Stadthuys, and finally visit Chinatown - Melaka.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to George Town.
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George Town, Malaysia — 6 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Popular historic sites such as Church of Immaculate Conception and Nagarathar Sivan Temple are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at 5.4 North and The Star Pitt Street. Explore George Town's surroundings by going to Kerachut Beach (in Teluk Bahang), Ipoh (Maze Puzzle House, Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, &more) and Teluk Bahang Beach (in Tanjung Bungah). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, browse the eclectic array of goods at Farlim Pasar Malam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the George Town holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 1 night

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, wander the streets of Chinatown, then enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and finally shop like a local with Orchard Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, then kick back and relax at Palawan Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Singapore day trip site.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Singapore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Singapore is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Singapore are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to George Town.
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George Town, Malaysia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, explore the galleries of David ST Loh Gallery - Visit by appointment only, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Singapore to George Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to George Town is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Langkawi.
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Langkawi, Malaysia — 5 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Petik Bunga Langkawi-Luxury Flowers and Wedding & Event Planner and The Zon Duty Free. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with Langkawi Scuba, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Tengah Beach, and walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi holiday planner.

Fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and finally stroll around KL Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL, shop like a local with KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, then buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Penang travel guide

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Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."
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