28 days in Malaysia Itinerary

28 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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28 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Melaka
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Langkawi
— 6 nights
ferry:  3​h
3
George Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cameron Highlands
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  3​h 45​min
5
Kuala Lumpur
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Riyadh

4
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Army Museum and No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) and St. Peter's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Melaka side-trips: Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre (in Masjid Tanah) and Port Dickson (Bagan Pinang Beach & Teluk Kemang). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre, kick back and relax at Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak), tee off at Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampung Hulu Mosque.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Melaka trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Melaka is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Melaka is 5 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in June, things will get little chillier in Melaka: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Melaka

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club, Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre
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Pantai Klebang ©
Pantai Klebang
Army Museum ©
Army Museum
Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) ©

6
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Langkawi Geopark. Bring the kids along to Cenang Beach and Black Sand Beach. Spend the 1st (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wat Wanararm, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiger! Tiger! Gallery & Exhibit, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi online tour planner .

Getting from Melaka to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

5
nights
George Town

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Penang House of Music and The Habitat Penang Hill. Let the collections at Colonial Penang Museum and The Camera Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Monkey Beach in Teluk Bahang, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, explore the world behind art at Upside Down Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our George Town road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Monkey Beach
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple ©

3
nights
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands ©
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
You'll explore and learn at Time Tunnel Museum and Yasmin At Kong Heng. Explore hidden gems such as Mossy Forest and Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. There's still lots to do: trek along Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3, don't miss a visit to Cameron Highlands, stroll through Cameron Highlands Trail No. 9, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Irau (Mount Irau).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cameron Highlands holiday planner.

Drive from George Town to Cameron Highlands in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Cameron Highlands due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Yasmin At Kong Heng, Cameron Highlands
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Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3 ©
Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3
Mossy Forest ©
Mossy Forest
Time Tunnel Museum ©
Time Tunnel Museum

8
nights
Kuala Lumpur

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Batu Caves and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Bagan Lalang Beach (in Sungai Pelek), Raja Haji Fisabilillah Mosque (in Cyberjaya) and Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia, engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and view the masterpieces at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Banting, Pantai Remis, Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple, Raja Haji Fisabilillah Mosque
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Dark Cave Malaysia ©
Dark Cave Malaysia

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