7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia holiday builder

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Fly
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Langkawi
— 1 night
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive
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Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive

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Langkawi

— 1 night
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, then explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and finally make a trip to De'zone.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Langkawi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

George Town, Penang Island

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill, examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, make a trip to Choo Chay Keong Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, then examine the collection at Wonderfood Museum Penang, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza.

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

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

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 21st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, engage your brain at Timah House, take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then explore the galleries of Funtasy House Trick Art, and finally get your game on at Laser Battle.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ipoh attractions planning tool.

Getting from George Town to Ipoh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Ipoh is 1 hour. April in Ipoh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

Melaka

— 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): walk around Jonker Walk World Heritage Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, look for gifts at Wah Aik Shoemaker, then examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then don't miss a visit to River Walk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., then see the interesting displays at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), then don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca..

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka road trip planning site.

You can drive from Ipoh to Melaka in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Malaysia travel guide

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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.