As soon as I stepped foot in Malaysia I fell head over heels for it. I wasn’t all that excited for Malaysia, in fact my expectations were not that high at all. Perhaps this is why I loved it so much but I think it had more to do with all that Malaysia had to offer. I quickly fell in love with all the different cultures that make up Malaysia. Malaysia is such a unique country and I would highly recommend a visit. Below is my exact two week itinerary along with costs and activities. I thought this would be a great way for those who are planning a trip to Malaysia to see how much money you will spend in Malaysia and to get a sense of how long you would need to travel Malaysia. Be sure to check out my Guide to Visiting and Traveling Malaysia for tips and more information on Malaysia.
Days 1-4 : Kuala Lumpur
Touched down in Kuala Lumpur and checked into our hotel. I really fell in love with Kuala Lumpur. Being from NY it was so nice to be in a moderately clean big city again. We visited the Petronas Towers and of course it rained. You can read more about our time visiting the Petronas Towers here. I loved walking around old town and looking at the architecture. There were so many beautiful temples and mosques to visit. Check out my list of top things to do in Kuala Lumpur for more suggestions on what to do.
Ramada Suites Kuala Lumpur City Centre – $50 USD/Night
Drift Dining- Modern Australia food with a great cheese board.
Lot 10 – Under the Lot 10 Mall has a huge selection of street food to choose from.
Pavilion Food Court- Honestly not a food court type of girl but KL does food courts right.
Days 4-6 Melaka, Malaysia
We arrived in Melaka and it pretty much rained everyday all day. Melaka is pretty small and you don’t need a lot of time here. Out of all the places in Malaysia this was my least favorite. I am gonna attribute this to the fact it was really too hot and rainy. All the rain gave Ashley andI time to binge watch the new season of 13 Reasons Why. I enjoyed the street art in Melaka and walking around the main street.
The Rucksack Caratel (Garden Wing) – 41 USD/Night
The Daily Fix- Great breakfast food and place to do work
Days 6-9 Georgetown, Malaysia
Wow I loved Georgetown. The food, people and street art were lovely. We did a free walking tour with Penang tourism and loved it. George town has a large street art presence and we did a whole day of searching for all the best pieces. Check out my George Town Street Art Guide for another free option and to see all the popular street art.
Reunion Heritage House- 49USD/Night
Days 9-11: Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands was probably one of my favorite, if not my favorite part of Malaysia. I loved being up in the mountains and the bus ride was so pretty. We had afternoon tea at Cameron Highlands Resorts. In there Jim Thompson tea room we sipped tea and feasted on the yummiest scones ever. We visited the Mossy Forest and meet the sweetest girls on our tour (more on the Mossy Forest Tour Here). We all ended up going to dinner to a typical steamboat restaurant and becoming fast friends. We would end up seeing our new friend Stephani twice more on our world tour (Bali & the Philippines). You know I really enjoyed Cameron Highlands because I didn’t like our hotel and still loved the town. The only thing I would change is maybe adding another day here and swapping out our hotel.
Century Pines Resort – 59USD/Night
C Buddys Steamboat – Beware if you ask for spicy, it will be super spicy.
Jim Thompson Tea Room – Worth the splurge
Days 11-14: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Back to Kuala Lumpur and we weren’t even sad about it. We splurged on our hotel room and lived like little queens. Ashley and I tended to do this every so often and honestly I think that helped us avoid travel fatigue and kept us happy.Travelin long term, as amazing as it is, can really take a lot out of you. Sleeping in a different place every four days, constantly looking for places to eat and walking around all day can be exhausting. It is so important to take time to chill and be cosy every so often. We also had an amazing experience dining in the dark. The concept is so unique you eat in a pitch black room to heighten your sense of taste. This was such a fun experience and it benefits those visually impaired so its dining with a good cause.
Dorsett Kuala Lumpur- 84USD/Night
Dining in the Dark– a must for any visit to KL
I think two weeks is a great jumping point to visit Malaysia. I would have perhaps skipped Melaka and headed to the islands to dive perhaps instead. Other than that I enjoyed the amount of time we had in each place. We needed to fly in and out of Kuala Lumpur so we had to return to KL at the end of our trip which to be honest I did not mind. Total Spent on Hotels was 772 USD – which comes to 386 USD per person for two weeks. Total spent on activities was about 80 USD. Total spent on transportation to and from cities 40 USD for buses.
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My 2 Week Malaysia Itinerary