13 days in Malaysia & Maldives Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia & Maldives Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  14 h
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
3
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 15 min
5
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, stroll around KLCC Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip builder app.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dammam to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kuala Lumpur when traveling from Dammam in April, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

3
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Street Art in George Town and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, see the interesting displays at Asia Camera Museum, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in George Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Street Art in George Town ©
Street Art in George Town
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Art In Paradise and Tanjung Rhu Beach. The adventure continues: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 17th (Fri), look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maafushi Island trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Maafushi Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Langkawi to Maafushi Island due to the time zone difference. In April in Maafushi Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

2
nights
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and then hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hulhumale day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maafushi Island to Hulhumale. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Male
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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