16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 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
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Auckland

4
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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Tue) at Sunway Lagoon. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur day trip app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in May, expect nights in Kuala Lumpur to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) and Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir), stroll through Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from The Shore Sky Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Malacca River, get engrossed in the history at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, then browse the different shops at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, and finally explore the ancient world of St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul).

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

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Melaka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir), Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
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Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) ©
Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir)
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Malacca River ©
Malacca River

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.
George Town is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Armenian Street, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the George Town attractions planning app .

Getting from Melaka to George Town by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 May, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tropical Spice Garden, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Tropical Spice Garden ©
Tropical Spice Garden
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

4
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjung Rhu Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Langkawi

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

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), make a splash at Legoland Malaysia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Johor Bahru road trip tool .

Getting from Langkawi to Johor Bahru by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia

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