18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  10​h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
2
Ipoh
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Cameron Highlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
George Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Butterworth
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petrosains Science Discovery Centre and Bangunan Sulaiman. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria KLCC, identify plant and animal life at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is minus 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ipoh.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre
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2
nights
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
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 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ipoh Railway Station and then take a stroll through Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then examine the collection at Dream Big World, and finally tee off at Meru Valley Resort.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ipoh itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Ipoh

Golf Outdoors Museums
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Meru Valley Resort ©
Meru Valley Resort
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Time Tunnel Museum and Sam Poh Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Felda Residence Hot Spings in Sungkai (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Mossy Forest, identify plant and animal life at Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, engage your brain at Agro-Technology Park Mardi Cameron Highlands, and learn the secrets of production at Boh Tea Plantation.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cameron Highlands trip planner.

You can drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to George Town.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Felda Residence Hot Spings, Cameron Highlands
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Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden ©
Time Tunnel Museum ©
Time Tunnel Museum

4
nights
George Town

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Kek Lok Si Temple and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Penang House of Music and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Khoo Kongsi and Penang State Museum and Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Chew Jetty, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, and steep yourself in history at Chulia Street.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Cameron Highlands to George Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cameron Highlands to George Town due to the time zone difference. In September in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Butterworth.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

1
day
Butterworth

Butterworth ©
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll around Penang Bird Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Butterworth visit planner.

Traveling by car from George Town to Butterworth takes an hour. In September in Butterworth, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Butterworth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penang Bird Park
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Penang Bird Park ©
Penang Bird Park
Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth ©
Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur day trip website .

Getting from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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