8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Drive:  30​min
1
Johor Bahru
— 1 day
2
Melaka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a splash at Legoland Malaysia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Johor Bahru sightseeing planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Johor Bahru is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In March in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia

1
night
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the activities along Malacca River, don't miss a visit to Red Square (Dutch Square), then admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Johor Bahru to Melaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Nature Parks Museums
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

1
night
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Immaculate Conception.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the George Town online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

2
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Langkawi travel route site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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