9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ipoh
— 1 night
train + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Genting Highlands
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Chennai


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2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 17th (Sun), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, then don't miss a visit to De'zone, and finally appreciate the history behind Eagle Square. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Discover how to plan a Langkawi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Chennai, India to Langkawi is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Langkawi is 2 hours. When traveling from Chennai in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Langkawi: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Underwater World Langkawi ©
Underwater World Langkawi
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge

2
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 19th (Tue), take a stroll through Chew Jetty, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, then get your game on at Laser Battle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at ESCAPE.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the George Town online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, ESCAPE, Laser Battle
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ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ipoh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Ipoh is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Genting Highlands.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks
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Lost World Of Tambun ©
Lost World Of Tambun

1
night
Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands ©
Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, then don't miss a visit to Chin Swee Cave Temple, and then get in on the family fun at Snow World.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Genting Highlands road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Ipoh to Genting Highlands takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Genting Highlands

Theme Parks Shopping
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Snow World ©
Snow World
Chin Swee Cave Temple
Chin Swee Cave Temple
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets ©
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, meet the residents at Aquaria KLCC, then enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KLCC Park, and finally look for gifts at Happy Creations. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Genting Highlands to Kuala Lumpur by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Aquaria KLCC ©
Aquaria KLCC
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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