19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Chengdu
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Melaka
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  11​h
End: Chengdu

5
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You've added Tengah Beach, Black Sand Beach, Gunung Raya, and other attractions to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Cenang Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Durian Perangin Waterfall and Eagle Square. There's more to do: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge and pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Wanararm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi travel route planner .

Chengdu, China to Langkawi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chengdu in January, things will get warmer in Langkawi: highs are around 89°F and lows about 77°F. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toGeorge Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

4
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Escape the urban bustle at The Habitat Penang Hill and Pantai Merdeka. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Penang House of Music and Wonderfood Museum Penang. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, see the interesting displays at Colonial Penang Museum, wander the streets of Chulia Street, and get a new perspective on nature at Tech Dome Penang.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the George Town online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. In January in George Town, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Batu Ferringhi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Habitat Penang Hill, Pantai Merdeka
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

1
night
Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Batu Ferringhi ©
Situated on the northern coast of Penang, the resort town of Batu Ferringhi has traditionally thrived as a tourism hotspot, with visitors flocking to experience the sun, sea, and sand.
On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Monkey Beach, then kick back and relax at Kerachut Beach, and finally take a memorable drive along Teluk Bahang Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque and then examine the collection at TeddyVille Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Batu Ferringhi trip builder .

Batu Ferringhi is just a stone's throw from George Town. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Batu Ferringhi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang Dam, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
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Monkey Beach ©
Monkey Beach
Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Kerachut Beach ©
Kerachut Beach

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Batu Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get some cultural insight at National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Bagan Lalang Beach (in Sungai Pelek), Pantai Redang (in Sekinchan) and Pantai Remis (in Kapar). There's lots more to do: get outside with Dark Cave Malaysia, explore the galleries of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampong Bharu Jamek Mosque, and stroll through Pantai Kelanang Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur tour planner.

Fly from Batu Ferringhi to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Batu Ferringhi to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Pantai Redang, Pantai Kelanang Beach, Bagan Lalang Beach, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Dark Cave Malaysia ©
Dark Cave Malaysia

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Stadthuys and then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Klebang, and finally identify plant and animal life at Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Melaka, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre, Gunung Datuk
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
Pantai Klebang ©
Pantai Klebang

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