January 20, 2023

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  • Penang
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Melacca

Examples and Guides

These are other itineraries and guides that cover Malaysia. Feel free to consult them as well. (Note the inclusion of Cameron Highlands, Melacca. Both must-sees!)


Useful links I kept on hand throughout the trip.


Products I would consider purchasing before you leave! (I’ll try and come back later to add recommended product links.)

  • Hiking bag
  • Hiking boots


The actual itinerary, with a few options here and there.

Day 1

  • Date: Friday, January 20th
  • Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • Highlights: Depart for Penang, Malaysia
  • Weather: AccuWeather

Head to Malaysia by first going through Johor, then hopping on an overnight bus to Penang.

Note: if I could do this again, I’d do this a day earlier (say, overnight on a Thursday), so that I had an extra day in Penang. But, I have class on Friday.

Day 2

  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Location: Penang, Malaysia
  • Highlights: Arrive in Penang; spend the day
  • Weather: AccuWeather

If you arrive in Butterworth, you can take the ferry into Georgetown. Super cheap and offers a nice view and intro of the island.

After arriving, explore! There’s a ton to see and do; check out Kek Lok Si (the largest Buddhist template in Malaysia), street art, monkey beach and turtle beach (in Penang National Park), Penang hill, Little India, Chinatown, and more.

I opted to do the monkey beach hike and got some great food in Little India, before watching the Chinese New Year fireworks.

Day 3

  • Date: Sunday, January 22nd
  • Location: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
  • Highlights: Arrive in Cameron Highlands; explore a tea plantation
  • Weather: AccuWeather

This day is pretty chill. Depart for Cameron Highlands in the morning and enjoy the afternoon and evening at Cameron Valley Tea House 1 (or Bharat Tea Plantations Sdn. Bhd).

Come back to Tanah Rata, grab food, and spend the night.

For the hostel, stay in Hiker’s Sleep Port.

Day 4

  • Date: Tuesday, January 24th


Day 5

  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th


Day 6

  • Date: Thursday, January 26th


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