Malaysia Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Malaysia in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Malaysia in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Malaysia that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Malaysia itinerary.

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3 Days in Malaysia - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

This Southeast Asian country occupies parts of Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. Malaysia is a perfect tourist destination for those looking for a tropical holiday. There are beaches, rainforests, ancient colonial towns, buzzing modern cities, sprawling shopping districts, and lip-smacking food scenes that will keep you hooked long after you have left.

If you have 3 days in Malaysia, here are some of the top cities/regions that you can visit.

What to see in 3 days in Malaysia?

Kuala Lumpur

The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is no different than any other global metropolis. With top attractions like the Independence Square, the King’s Palace, Kuala Selangor Fireflies, The KL Tower, Batu Caves, Petronas Twin Towers, National Mosque (Masjid Negara), Little India (Jalan Masjid India), and Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur is a must visit for ones coming to Malaysia for the first time.

Kota Kinabalu

The capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as Jesselton. The city has scores of friendly locals, spectacular fiery sunsets, and enchanting arts and music scene which makes this one another top attraction in Malaysia. The city and the surrounding areas has its fair share of attractions like Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, North Borneo Railway, Mount Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Springs, and Sabah State Museum.


Langkawi is a tropical archipelago island in the Andaman Sea which offers its visitors a range of activities like trekking into the rainforest to wildlife-watching, and from relaxing on the beach to shopping. Attractions here include Langkawi Cable Car, Pulau Payar Marine Park, Mount Mat Chinchang, Beras Basah Island, Pregnant Maiden Lake, Langkawi Oriental Village, and Mahsuri's Tomb (Makam Mahsuri).


Located on the island of Borneo, Kuching is the capital of Sarawak. This little-known city is quite unique in its own way. Having immerged as one of the most vibrant cities of Malaysia, Kuching has a beautiful waterfront, a historic district, lots of street food, and a scenic esplanade. While here, do not forget to visit places like Sarawak Cultural Village, Bako National Park, Kubah National Park, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, The Astana, Satang Turtle Island National Park, and Gunung Gading National Park.

Johor Bahru

The capital city of the state of Johor, Johor Bahru is located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula. Connecting Singapore to Malaysia, this city is a hidden gem. Attractions like Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, the Royal Mausoleum, Kukup Island, Mini Kuso Trick Art Gallery, and LEGOLAND are not to be missed while here.


Ipoh is often called the gateway to the Cameron Highlands where the world’s largest flower blooms. Located in north-western Malaysia, this city has been home to the country’s tin-mining industry. Attractions here include Funtasy House Trick Art, Cameron Highlands Countryside, Lost World of Tambun, and Gopeng

Best Hotels in Malaysia for 3 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Malaysia itinerary 3 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

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With More Days in Hand

Spend your days like a local when you are for more than 3 days in Malaysia. Visit famous sightseeing places, plan day trips to nearby cities, and enjoy touring with family and friends. Be part of the events happening in the city. Check what to do in Malaysia in 4 days or 5 days.

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