12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Langkawi
— 3 nights
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
3
Ipoh
— 1 night
4
Johor Bahru
— 3 nights

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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Start your trip to Langkawi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Langkawi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Langkawi. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in December, with highs in Langkawi at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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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.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our George Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. December in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, examine the collection at Dream Big World, then take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and finally get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ipoh road trip planner.

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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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.
On the 27th (Fri), cool off at Legoland Malaysia, then get engrossed in the history at Chinese Heritage Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Johor Bahru City Square, then get your game on 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 ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Johor Bahru day trip planning app.

Fly from Ipoh to Johor Bahru in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle

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