9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Langkawi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Langkawi. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Langkawi, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

1
night
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, contemplate the long history of Armenian Street, then look for gifts at Areca Books, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, stop by 5.4 North, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally browse the different shops at Gurney Paragon Mall.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In August in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, don't miss a visit to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), make a trip to Jonker Street, then get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, then see the interesting displays at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melaka trip itinerary maker.

Getting from George Town to Melaka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Central Market. Escape the urban bustle at Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, wander the streets of Jalan Alor, browse the different shops at M Pavilion, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur vacation planner.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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