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Malaysia itinerary question

Need some advice -- Here is my initial itinerary and would like some suggestions.
Am I spending enough/to much time in these places.

Kuala lumpur: 4 nights
Cameron Highlands: 2 nights
Penang: 2 nights
Langkawi: 2 nights

I'm going there in Late December (YES I know its the rainy season, but I have no ability to change that).

Posted by
2281 posts

Penang and Langkawi are pretty similar. Unless you have an overriding reason to visit both I'd suggest choosing one or the other. Also, since their main attraction is the beach going during the rainy season sort of defeats the purpose. In general the weather on the west coast is a little better (ie dryer) than it is on the east side.
Kuala Lumpur is a modern metropolitan city but it is, after all, a city. Once you've seen the Petronas Towers and done a little shopping you've pretty much covered it unless you plan to use it as a base for day trips. Otherwise I would think that a couple of days there would satisfy your curiosity about the place.
Maybe better (IMO) to use the extra days to visit another destination in the region. Per your previous post it looks like you already plan to visit Singapore, so maybe consider the short flight up to Bangkok or, as I think I mentioned before, work your itinerary to include a return flight with a stopover for a few days in Hong Kong - another fascinating place.

Posted by
1524 posts

(Malaysia) Fly into kuala lumpur and fly out of Langkawi

Kuala Lumpur 4 nights:

Day 1: Batu Caves and Petronas Towers

Day 2: French and Japanese Villages & Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Day 3: Sultan Abdul Samad Palace & Aquaria KLCC

Day 4: Central Market & Petrosains Discovery Center Museum

Cameron Highlands 1 night:

Day 1: Strawberry Farm Tour , Tea Center Sungai Palas

Penang 2 nights:

Day 1: Penang Hill - Funicular Tram Ride, Kek lok Si Temple

Day 2: Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion , Penang Interactive Museum, Fort Cornwallis

Langkawi 3 nights:

Day 1: Expore City of Kuah, Langkawi Eagle Square, Pantai Cenang Beach, Oriental Village Langkawi

Day 2: Langkawi Sky bridge, Seven Wells Waterfall, Durian Perangin Waterfall

Day 3: Fly Home

Posted by
5630 posts

We did a three day tour of Malaysia from Singapore in 2015. We spent 1.5 days in Kuala Lumpur and did about half of what is suggested for your four nights. Not sure that I would spend 4 nights there. Have you looked at tours?

Posted by
1524 posts

It all depends on the number of days a person has. 3 days tour of Malaysia is a rush vacation compare to 10 days. It is good to explore these places at a leisurely pace.