2-week itinerary to Malaysia

 Well hello to you my reader chums! Malaysia was a country which completely surprised me and it was underrated in my opinion. I loved how diverse it was and the level of experiences varied from beach bliss, and cool cities to gorgeous countryside settings and delicious food.

Malaysia has more than meets the eye and two weeks allows you to see some of the highlights, embrace its culture, the food and experience the diverse range of people and environments. 

If you're planning a holiday to Malaysia, here is my experience and 2-week itinerary to Malaysia - and what to see and do.

2-week itinerary to Malaysia

1-2 days in Malacca

I travelled to Malaysia from Singapore (6-hour bus ride) which is why Malacca was my first destination in the country. Malacca isn't very big and you only need a day or two to see the best sights and get a feel of the place. The city has a unique vibe with various things you must see, including Jonker Street, Cheng Hoon Chinese Temple, the Maritime Museum, the floating mosque and the gorgeous river. You'll fall in love with the street art and embrace the quaint cafe scene too.

3 days in Kuala Lumpur 

Kuala Lumpur is a two to three-hour bus ride from Malacca and you can easily book the bus ride on EasyBook. Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's capital and a gorgeous city to experience. The city is a typical capital spot and really reminded me of Singapore with the array of skyscrapers and modern architecture. I loved how the city was incredibly diverse with iconic sights such as the Twin Towers, electric night food markets, temples to the stunning Eco Park and noteworthy Batu Caves. 

3 days are plenty of time to see the highlights of the city as well as enjoy city life, from a diverse range of markets to delicious food scenes and shops, and coffee shops too. It's a place that doesn't stop and I loved that like all capital cities, it had a bustle and ambience to it.

2 days in Cameron Highlands

As a break from the city air, it's time to appreciate the countryside of Malaysia and I fell in love with it. Prepare for some fresh air, and gorgeous views and for the weather to get much cooler as you make your way up to the town of Tanah Rata and visit the Cameron Highlands. The bus from Kuala Lumpur to Tanah Rata takes around 4 hours and is easy to book.

I adored the Cameron Highlands and it was one of my favourite spots as it was completely different to everything else I had seen before. Your time in the town of Tanah Rata will be hiking up to the mountains, visiting the tea plantations and strawberry fields and enjoying the local market, and restaurant scene in the town.

2-week itinerary to Malaysia

4 days in Penang

From Tanah Rata, you'll need to take another bus down to Penang which takes around 6 hours. Penang surprised me completely and I loved my time here. I stayed in Georgetown which was the perfect base to explore the highlights, head on day trips around the island and enjoy the island's bustle. Penang features a variety of things to do from the nature scene of the Penang National Park, the incredible Kek Lok Si Temple, Georgetown's street art and historic, Fort Cornwallis, plus much more.

Georgetown had a quirky vibe to it and I could walk around its streets for ages with trendy cafes, restaurants, and shops and see the art everywhere.

3 days in Langkawi

After a wonderful time exploring the country's best temples, food markets, nature scenes and fantastic cities, it's time to enjoy the calmness of Malaysia's best beaches. Langkawi was more than a beach destination with plenty to see and do and takes a three-hour boat ride from Penang. Featuring the longest cable car in the world and the skybridge, stunning waterfalls, and the island tour, you'll experience many natural wonders and scenery. Langkawi is also packed with gorgeous beaches to experience days in the sea, relaxing on the sand and enjoying the sunshine.

I hope you enjoyed this post. When are you planning on visiting Malaysia?

Thank you for reading <3

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  2. Thanks for sharing your itinerary of Malaysia for 2 weeks, I have yet to explore, so hopefully these will be some ideas if I decide to book a holiday to Malaysia :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures

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