5 days in Malaysia Itinerary

5 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Johor Bahru
— 1 night


Kuala Lumpur — 2 nights

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, take in the exciting artwork at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Langkawi.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Langkawi — 1 night

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 26th (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, and then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi road trip planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Johor Bahru.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Johor Bahru — 1 night

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): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia.

Before you visit Johor Bahru, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Johor Bahru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. May in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
Fun & Games · Theme Parks
Side Trip
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Malaysia travel guide

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.