13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  16​h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Melaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Christchurch

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.
Do your shopping at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. Get in touch with nature at KL Bird Park and Batu Caves. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, take a stroll through Jalan Alor, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary builder app .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Christchurch to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in December, expect nights in Kuala Lumpur to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

3
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 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, wander the streets of Chinatown - Melaka, don't miss a visit to Jonker Street, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, and finally see the interesting displays at Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, browse the different shops at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace, then look for gifts at RazKashmir Crafts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall ©
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Queensbay Mall and Vision First Optic. You'll explore and learn at The Camera Museum and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, admire the masterpieces at Upside Down Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip planner.

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melaka to George Town is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple
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The Camera Museum ©
The Camera Museum
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

3
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tengah Beach and Art In Paradise. Get in touch with nature at Cenang Beach and Dayang Bunting Island. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Beras Basah Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Temurun Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Raya.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Langkawi online trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. January in Langkawi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Zipline
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

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