Malaysia/ Singapore Itinerary






Malaysia / Singapore 10 Day Itinerary

Here is what we would highly recommend doing over a stretch of about 10 days in Malaysia. Some activities are a little more adventurous, some take a vehicle to get to, and others are very unique to Malaysia. Hope you take advantage of a such a wonderful place.

Day 1: Arriving in Singapore

  • Check and make sure your hotel does not offer a free shuttle service from the airport. Or take a quick taxi ride to your place that should take less than 20 minutes.
  • That night scoot over to the free Laser show at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This show has dinosaurs that light up and these huge trees that shoot lasers. Then head to the Marina Bay Sands for the free lake show.
  • Catch some dinner at the outdoor food court called Makansutra Gluttons Bay. Great food and beer.

Day 2: Singapore

  • Take a stroll around the beautiful town and take in the food and culture. This is by far the cleanest city in the world.
  • Catch the Gardens by the bay to take in a unique garden with a beautiful city back drop.
  • Later that night there is a world famous night safari zoo that I hear is unbelievable.

Day 3: Bus To Kuala Lumpur

  • Catch the early bus to Kuala Lumpur from downtown for $19/person. It’s a 5 hour bus ride and beats the airport.
  • Once checked in to your place, take in some street food and the cheapest shopping of your trip. Chinatown has everything you would want sunglasses, bags, clothes, selfie sticks, etc… Make sure to negotiate.

Day 4: Kuala Lumpur

Take the light rail system to the Batu Caves. Cost only about $2/person and the Caves are free. Bring your sneakers because the stairs are demanding. Take some bananas if you want to get up close and personal with the monkeys.

– We really enjoyed the Kuala Lumpur Bird Sanctuary. There many of the birds are uncaged and roam free.  This makes for a fun adventure.  You even get to feed the ostriches.

– Tour the famous twin Petronas Towers with the walkway bridge. (Mission Impossible)

Day 5: Bus to Penang Island

  • Hop on the bus early to Penang Island. The bus takes about 5 hours and cost around $10/person.
  • This is one of the top rated places in the world for street food. YES, it’s safe. We ate 3 nights in a row and did not have an issue. From Indian food to Chinese and all in between get a little of something everywhere for $0.50 an item.

Day 6: Penang

– Here are a couple options for the day:

  • Penang Hill- take a trolley to the top of the hill for some great views
  • Thai massage at- Reflexology Siam Paradise (Best massage ever)
  • Go to a Buddhist temple
  • Fort Cornwallis

– Start your night off with some pre drinking at the local bar Cafe Antarabangsa. Cheap and fun people. Another fun bar with a Chinese husband and wife duo is the Hong Kong Bar.

Day 7: Speed Ferry to Langkawi Island

  • Make sure to pre-book your tickets for the speed ferry. It’s a pretty easy ride on the ferry and takes about 2 hours to get to Langkawi.
  • Make sure to book a place on the Lubok Buaya Beach side of the island (West coast). This has the best sunsets in the world, with the best beaches.

Day 8: Langkawi Island (Most beautiful island in the world)

  • Best things to do:
    • Beach duty on a beautiful sand beach and warm water.
    • Parasailing
    • Pulau Payar Marine Park
    • 3 island tour with snorkeling
    • Under water world
    • Langkawi cable car (Gondola)
  • At night grab a beach side restaurant for the best Sunset in the World. It literally sets between two islands just off the shores of Langkawi and the colors are magnificent.
Langkawi Beach
Langkawi Waterfall

Day 9: Langkawi Island

  • Rent a car for $15/day and cruise around the island.
    • Check out Langkawi Sky Bridge
    • Go swim in some Waterfalls
    • Gunung Raya
    • Driving around the island takes about 3 hours. Absolutely picturesque.

Day 10: Catch a flight out of Kuala Lumpur home

  • Take a ferry back to Perlis (30minutes) and from here you can catch a bus to Kuala Lumpur or a quick cheap flight to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore for your flight home.
  • Or continue your trip to Beautiful Thailand like we did.

Travel tips in Malaysia that you might not know:

  • Malaysia is about 95% Muslim. When going to around Kuala Lumpur you might want to dress a little more conservative to respect their culture, and avoid unwanted attention or glares. In Penang and Langkawi these are tourist destinations, so you will have people in bikinisaround the beach, shorts are ok ect…

What now?

How do you plan your Malaysia Vacation?  Check out the Maylaysia 10 Day Itinerary

What are the Singapore highlights?  Check out the 5 best things to do in and around Singapore

How do you travel in Singapore and Malaysia? Check out the Getting to, from, and around Singapore/ Malaysia

Where do you stay in Singapore?  Check out Lodging in Singapore

Where do you eat in Singapore?  Check out Food in Singapore