12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Bus + Fly:  22 h
1
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ipoh
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Johor Bahru
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly + Bus:  22 h 15 min
End: Reykjavik

3
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, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, get outside with Outdoor Activities, delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi online driving holiday planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Langkawi is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, things will get much hotter in Langkawi: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

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

3
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.
Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see ESCAPE, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planning site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In December, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1
night
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum, examine the collection at Dream Big World, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and finally find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ipoh online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh. In December in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks Museums
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Lost World Of Tambun ©
Lost World Of Tambun
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): cool off at Legoland Malaysia, take an in-depth tour of Chinese Heritage Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Johor Bahru City Square, then have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, then don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru trip builder app .

Getting from Ipoh to Johor Bahru by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad
Johor Bahru City Square ©
Johor Bahru City Square

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