Singapore separated from Malaysia and formed its own autonomous nation in 1965. These two countries share many similarities, such as food, ethnicity, and climate. Yet they are different in so many other ways. Singapore can be seen as a futuristic version of Malaysia. Combine these two countries together in your visit to Southeast Asia to compare and contrast the old with the new.


One Week Itinerary: Singapore with a Splash of Malaysia

This one-week itinerary will give you just enough time in Singapore with a few days to explore Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.

  • Day 1- Arrival flight to Singapore
  • Day 2- Singapore
  • Day 3- Singapore
  • Day 4- Flight to Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 5- Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 6- Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 7- Departure Flight from Kuala Lumpur

Two Week Itinerary: Singapore and Malaysia

In this two-week itinerary, you will begin your journey in Singapore. After Singapore, you will fly into Kuala Lumpur before heading to the beautiful city of Penang. End your trip with a relaxing stay on the Island of Langkawi.

  • Day 1- Arrival flight to Singapore
  • Day 2- Singapore
  • Day 3- Singapore
  • Day 4- Flight to Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 5- Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 6- Kuala Lumpur (day trip to Melaka)
  • Day 7- Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 8- Flight to Penang
  • Day 9- Penang
  • Day 10- Penang
  • Day 11-Ferry to Langkawi
  • Day 12- Langkawi
  • Day 13- Langkawi
  • Day 14-Departure flight from Langkawi

One Week Itinerary: A Taste of Malaysia

Do you want to spend your week exploring Malaysia? This itinerary will give you a brief tour of this interesting country. Visit two of Malaysia’s most popular cities, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

  • Day 1- Arrival flight to Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 2- Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 3- Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 4- Fly to Penang
  • Day 5- Penang
  • Day 6- Penang
  • Day 7- Departure flight from Penang

Two Week Itinerary: The Best of Malaysia

This Itinerary will give you the best of what Malaysia has to offer. Journey by train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh. After a few days continue your journey to the beautiful city of Penang. End your trip with some relaxation on the island of Langkawi.

  • Day 1- Arrival flight to Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 2- Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 3- Kuala Lumpur (day trip to Malacca)
  • Day 4- Kuala Lumpur
  • Day 5- Train to Ipoh
  • Day 6- Ipoh
  • Day 7- Ipoh
  • Day 8- Train to Penang
  • Day 9- Penang
  • Day 10- Penang
  • Day 11- Ferry to Langkawi
  • Day 12- Langkawi
  • Day 13- Langkawi
  • Day 14- Departure flight from Langkawi

Singapore


Gardens By The Bay

Gardens By The Bay is a 270 acre green space in the Marina Bay district. This park is home to the largest indoor green house in the world.


Marina Bay Sands Skypark

The Marina Bay Sands Sky Park is a Singaporean landmark. This stunning piece of architecture is in the shape of a boat perched at the top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. At the top you will be graced with an amazing panoramic view of Singapore’s magnificent skyline.


Light & Water Show

Singapore is known for its elaborate light and water shows. There are several installations that take place throughout the year. However, you can always catch the nightly light and water show, Spectra, at the Marina Bay Sands.


Eat Like a Local at a Hawker Center

You will not be hard pressed to find a Hawker Center in Singapore. Hawker Centers are indoor food markets where you will find dozens of vendors selling hot food and freshly squeezed juice.

The Maxwell Hawker Center is the most popular among tourist and can be found in the China Town district of Singapore.

Photo Credit: By Ypsilon from Finland – Own work, CC0,


Little India

Indian people are one of the three major ethnicities of people native to Singapore. Take a walk through Little India and get a taste of this beautiful culture. Maneuver through the crowd to bargain for souvenirs and eat some amazing local Indian food.


Day Trip to Sentosa Island

There is something for everyone on this resort island. There are beaches, a Universal Studios theme park, and a water park. This island is well connected by the monorail or you can opt for the scenic route and ride the Sentosa Cable Car.


Kuala Lumpur


Batu Caves

The Batu Caves is a complex of caves and it is also a religious pilgrimage site for the Hindu people. These caves are located at the top of a hill. There are 272 stairs to climb if you want to reach this destination.


The Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers were once the tallest towers in the world. Take a walk across the skybridge that connects the two towers. The skybridge is 170 meters from the ground. Next take a ride to the 86th floor for the amazing views from the Observation Deck.


Petaling Street Market

Head over to chinatown for the Petaling Street Market. This is the most popular street market in Kuala Lumpur. Come here to find hand crafts, souvenirs, clothes, and local street food.


Walking Street Jalan Alor

This walking street is a popular tourist destination. Come here for street food or sit outdoors and enjoy a meal from one of the many restaurants lining this street.


Day trip to Melaka (Malacca)

Malaka is a historical colonial town located about two hours from Kuala Lumpur. There is a river that runs through this quaint sleepy town. Walk around and admire rows of shophouses that line the street. Be sure to visit during the weekend to enjoy the popular Jonker Street Night Market.


Ipoh


Ipoh Heritage Trail

Ipoh is a historical city full of preserved heritage. Stop by the tourist office and grab a map of the Ipoh Heritage Trail. This trail has 27 points of interest. Follow this route and stop along the way to enjoy a museum or to admire one of Ipoh’s amazing wall mural’s.


Take A Tour of the Gua Tempurung Caves

Book a tour to explore one of the longest limestone caves in Malaysia. This cave is believed to be over 400 million years old. The Gua Tempurung Caves are known for its breathtaking stalagmites and unique rock formations.


Day Trip to the Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands is a popular tourist destination. Take a day trip here to see the breathtaking rolling green hills and visit one of Camerons’s tea plantations.


Penang


Georgetown

The old town of Georgetown is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the main tourist attractions on the island of Penang. Wander through the streets of Georgetown and admire the unique blend of Asian and colonial-era architecture.

Photo Credit: by Clay Gilliland CC BY-SA 2.0


Kek Lok Si Temple

This Buddhist temple is over 100 years old and can be found in the town of Air Itam. Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.


Take The Funicular To Penang Hill

Take the funicular up to Penang hill and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top. Penang hill is a protected patch of rainforest where you can find different species of birds, unique butterflies and wild monkeys.


Batu Ferringhi Beach

Enjoy a relaxing day at one of Penangs most popular beaches, Batu Ferringhi Beach. You can relax on the beach or enjoy various water sports like parasailing or maybe rent a jet ski.


Eat at a Hawker Center

Penang is known to have some of the best food in Malaysia. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many Hawker centers Penang has to offer. Hawker centers, which you will find throughout Malaysia and Singapore, are food courts where you can purchase meals, local snacks, and fresh squeezed juice.


Langkawi


Langkawi Cable Car

Take a ride on the Langkawi Cable Car. The cable car starts at the Oriental Village, which is an open air mall. From there you can ride up to Mount Mat Chinchang to walk along the Sky Bridge for some spectacular views


Take a tour of the Kilim Geoforest Park

Take a tour through the Kilim Geoforest park. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can explore mangrove forest, gigantic limestone rocks, caves, beaches, and wildlife.


Pantai Cenang Beach

Pantai Cenang Beach is the most popular beach for a visit to Langkawi. Spend your days enjoying an afternoon on this beautiful white sandy beach. Pantai Cenang beach also offers water sports like jet skiing and paragliding.


Go Island Hopping

Langkawi is an Archipelago made up of 99 islands. Island hopping is one of the most popular activities in Langkawi. Book a tour and explore the different islands and pristine beaches Langkawi has to offer.


Underwater World Langkawi

Explore the marine life at Underwater World Langkawi. Walk through a glass tunnel and let the Penguins swim around you. There is also an exhibit with a a tropical rainforest and tropical birds.