9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip planner
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Fly
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Melaka
— 1 night
Drive
2
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
4
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuching
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Melaka — 1 night

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, make a trip to A Famosa Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Melaka is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Melaka, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Melaka to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ipoh.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Ipoh — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ipoh vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Ipoh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to George Town.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ipoh to George Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
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Pulau Perhentian Besar — 1 night

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Universal Diver, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuching.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Kuching — 3 nights

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Kuching Esplanade, then stop by Hap Chen Hian Food Supplier, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuching route maker app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
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