12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Melaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tengah Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Zipline and Beras Basah Island. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi road trip website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Langkawi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Malaysia Time is 7 hours. In March, Langkawi is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

2
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George Town, Penang Island

George Town
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Camera Museum and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Shop till you drop at Queensbay Mall and Areca Books. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Paragon Mall, explore the world behind art at Upside Down Museum, and stop by Vision First Optic.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our George Town online travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Langkawi to George Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. March in George Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Upside Down Museum ©
Upside Down Museum

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, take a stroll through Chinatown - Melaka, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then admire the striking features of Stadthuys, then buy something for everyone on your list at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, and finally contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, make a trip to Melaka Straits Mosque, then look for gifts at RazKashmir Crafts, then see the interesting displays at Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Jonker Street.

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

You can fly from George Town to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka due to the time zone difference. March in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Stadthuys ©
Stadthuys
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, then identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): Head underground at Batu Caves, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur journey planner.

Drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. March in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple ©
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

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