14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Terengganu
— 1 day
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Kota Bharu
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Kangar
— 1 night
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Ipoh
— 1 night
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Cameron Highlands
— 3 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
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Kuala Terengganu

— 1 day
Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Penarik Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Sultan Zainal Abidin.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuala Terengganu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, expect nights in Kuala Terengganu to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kota Bharu.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Kota Bharu

— 1 night

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al-Muhammadi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Ar-Rahman Mukim Pulau Gajah.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kota Bharu trip planner.

Getting from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu by car takes about 3 hours. January in Kota Bharu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

George Town, Penang Island

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
When in George Town, make a side trip to see Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, approximately Teluk Bahang away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Chew Jetty, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the George Town trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kota Bharu to George Town with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kota Bharu to George Town due to the time zone difference. In January in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangar.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Kangar

— 1 night
Kangar is the state capital of Perlis, Malaysia. On the 10th (Mon), trek along Bukit Cenderawasih and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Hussain Mosque (Floating Mosque).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kangar trip planner.

You can drive from George Town to Kangar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kangar due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Ipoh.

Things to do in Kangar

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Ipoh

— 1 night

The Town Built on Tin

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 11th (Tue): tee off at Meru Valley Resort, get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ipoh online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kangar to Ipoh in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Cameron Highlands

— 3 nights
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Cameron Highlands is known for parks, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate, browse the exhibits of Mah Meri Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and relax and rejuvenate at Spa Village.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cameron Highlands day trip planning site.

Drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Johor Bahru

— 2 nights

Southern City

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 15th (Sat): play a few rounds at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Khatulistiwa Spa. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cameron Highlands to Johor Bahru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Kelantan travel guide

3.1
Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.

Penang travel guide

3.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."

Perlis travel guide

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Caves · Sacred & Religious Sites · Nature & Parks

Pahang travel guide

3.5
Theme Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Pahang, the largest state on Peninsular Malaysia, encompasses the Pahang River basin. The highland area of the state features rolling hills of agricultural land, along with temperate retreats, which were established during the colonial era with luxury hotels and amusements. The rainforest region hosts many rare and endangered animals, such as tigers, elephants, and tapir. The coastal areas offer flatter terrain along limestone cliffs that descend down to fine, sandy beaches. Out at sea, a set of islands provides great dive spots with coral formations.