If you are planning to spend 2 weeks in Malaysia, you are in the right place! This guide breaks down the best destinations across the country.
Transport in Malaysia – what you need to know
In an era where technology is life, finding the right transport and accommodation should not be a problem. For transport between destinations, we always used the website 12go.asia. The prices are always convenient and we never had any problems when booking through this website. I definitely recommend it not only for Malaysia, but for the entire Southeast Asia.
When exploring the cities, we used our trusted Grab App. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you should definitely install it on your phone. Taxi drivers take advantage of tourists and most of the time they ask for double the price. If you are using Grab App, the price is also the right one and you will know it before confirming your booking.
We also used the public transport a lot, especially in Kuala Lumpur and it worked great. It’s fast, convenient and quite comfortable.
The best time to visit Malaysia
Since my itinerary goes along the West coast of Malaysia, the best time to visit (according to weather forecasts) is between November and February during the dry season. This is also the time when the country can get busy and more tourists come due to the good weather.
If you are looking for a more relaxed trip, without that many tourists, I recommend visiting Malaysia sometime between April and October. I know, you might be scared of the wet season. We actually visited the country in August and the weather was great. It didn’t rain at all!
The rainy season is never that scary and rainy as it might seem when reading tons of articles on the internet :). Plus, during the rainy season the prices are always lower!
Day 1-2: Explore Kuala Lumpur
Mostly known for the famous Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur is city full of life, modern, and with many attractions. With endless shopping opportunities, great food and incredible architecture it’s easy to forget about worries and just enjoy this place.
If you are arriving in Kuala Lumpur in the morning, I would suggest taking a few hours in the evening to visit the Batu Caves. This iconic temple is one of the most important Hindu temples in the world and its architecture is simply stunning. I loved the colorful stairs but the hike is quite something, especially in the summer when it’s HOT. Once you get to the top, you can admire the sculptures inside the cave and catch your breath for a few minutes.
Don’t forget to wear some comfortable shoes since climbing hundreds of stairs in flip-flops is not the best idea. Check out my article about how to get to Batu Caves here.
Among the must see attractions in this city are: Chinatown, Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the Central Market. I’ve compiled a detailed guide for a day full of fun and excitement in Kuala Lumpur. You can check it out here.
Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur
We stayed at the Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel and we loved it. With spacious rooms and one of the biggest bathroom we’ve ever had at a hotel, this place is great. It is also situated in one of the hip neighborhoods in Kuala Kumpur: Bukit Bintang near shopping malls and amazing restaurants. And the best part: it’s just a 30 minutes walk away from the Petronas Towers.