10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Drive
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
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Kota Bharu
— 1 night
Fly
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Langkawi
— 2 nights
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Kangar
— 1 night
Drive
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Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuantan
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and The Camera Museum. Do your shopping at Penang and Areca Books. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Warzone, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town online holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

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Pulau Perhentian Besar

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke, stop by Universal Diver, and then stroll through Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar holiday tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kota Bharu.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

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Kota Bharu

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, kick back and relax at Pantai Cahaya Bulan, don't miss a visit to Wat Mai Suwankiri, then make a trip to Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha, and finally make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Bharu itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kota Bharu with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and finally snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tengah Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kota Bharu to Langkawi. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

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Kangar

Kangar is the state capital of Perlis, Malaysia. On the 18th (Sun), wander the streets of Jalan Besar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Hussain Mosque (Floating Mosque), and then examine the collection at Kota Kayang Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kangar driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Langkawi to Kangar with the Route module. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ipoh.

Things to do in Kangar

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Highlights from your trip

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Ipoh

The Town Built on Tin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for gifts at Guan Heong Biscuit Shop and then get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ipoh online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kangar to Ipoh takes 4 hours. In December in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuantan.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

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Kuantan

The capital of Malaysia's third-largest state, busy Kuantan remains generally untouristed, yet continues to grow as a residential urban community.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Natural Batik Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Teluk Chempedak, then don't miss a visit to Masjid Sultan Ahmad Shah, and finally head outdoors with Rainbow Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuantan online travel planner.

Drive from Ipoh to Kuantan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kuantan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Terengganu travel guide

3.7
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands
Abode of Faith
An area of impressive coastal settlements and natural abundance, Terengganu is part of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. The state possesses a predominantly Malay culture (thanks to a limited history of migration), with mosques, traditional arts centers, and regal architecture providing the focal points of urban area. The region features waterfalls, wetlands, and forests in a state known for the tranquility of its rural areas. Along the coast, beaches are renowned for their calm atmosphere and offer prime snorkeling and diving sites.

Kelantan travel guide

3.1
Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.

Kedah travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Bridges · Aquariums
Abode of Peace
Kedah, a state comprised of flat, arable terrain on the mainland and an archipelago of islands just off the coast, has earned the nickname, “The Rice Bowl of Malaysia” for its landscape of small towns dotted across rice paddies and farms. The region's beaches and lagoons are rich in marine life. The archipelago has been developed as a tourist's paradise, with activity and relaxation both playing a leading role in most Kedah holidays.

Perlis travel guide

3
Caves · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wildlife Areas

Pahang travel guide

3.5
Theme Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Pahang, the largest state on Peninsular Malaysia, encompasses the Pahang River basin. The highland area of the state features rolling hills of agricultural land, along with temperate retreats, which were established during the colonial era with luxury hotels and amusements. The rainforest region hosts many rare and endangered animals, such as tigers, elephants, and tapir. The coastal areas offer flatter terrain along limestone cliffs that descend down to fine, sandy beaches. Out at sea, a set of islands provides great dive spots with coral formations.