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Malaysia Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Malaysia hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Malaysia Vacation

Malaysia is a bustling South East Asian country that’s home to over 32 million people. This place’s diversity is reflected in its many religious and cultural festivals, mouthwatering cuisine and vibrant architecture.

Malaysia Hotel + Flights

You’ll find 9981 hotels here starting at $20 a night. Want to stretch your vacation budget as far as you can? Consider our Malaysia Vacation Packages. Bundling your hotel, flights, rental car and experiences is the easiest way to save some cash. If cruising around Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmarks with a knowledgeable local sounds like a good idea to you, why not add a guided tour to your package while you’re at it?

Your Malaysia Vacation Itinerary

  • Day 1-2: Kuala Lumpur International Airport is a popular starting point for travelers to Malaysia. Once you’ve collected your luggage, grab a cab and head into the capital. Keep an eye out for the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur. 

  • Day 3-4: Rent a car and journey south for a couple of hours to the city of Malacca. Known for its rich cultural heritage, must-sees here include the iconic red buildings of Dutch Square and St. Paul’s Church.   

  • Day 5-7: Don’t head home without visiting Johor Bahru. Start your sightseeing adventure here with a visit to Istana Bukit Serene, the majestic royal palace of the Sultan of Johor. When you’re ready to relax and soak up the sun, make your way east to beautiful Desaru Beach. 

    Malaysia Information

    • Malaysia celebrates a huge number of festivals throughout the year. Traveling here between late January and early February? Don’t miss Thaipusam, a famous Tamil event that takes place during the full moon.

    • There’s so much to see and do in the country’s capital. For help putting together your travel itinerary, check out Expedia’s Kuala Lumpur Vacation Packages.

    Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in Malaysia?

    A: Take your trip to the next level with a rental car. Whether you're soaking up all that Kota Bharu has to offer or heading out into the wider Kelantan area, having your own car gives you the freedom to do your vacation your way. Kuala Lumpur and and its surrounding region are also best seen from behind the wheel. So what are you waiting for? Take a look at our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Malaysia and see if something catches your eye.

    Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Malaysia?

    A: There are a number of different airports that service flights in and out of Malaysia. Kick off your wonderful escape from one of these leading international terminals:

    • Kuala Lumpur (KUL-Kuala Lumpur Intl.): 11,240 international flights per month.
    • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.): 1,194 international flights per month.
    • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.): 863 international flights per month.

    Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Malaysia?

    A: Malaysia is overflowing with excellent accommodations. Hotels are a favorite with travelers. Apartments, guest houses and hostels are worth looking at too.

    Q: What does a Malaysia vacation booking with Expedia include?

    A: There are no limits. We have all the basics, like Malaysia cars, flights and hotels. We also have lots of experiences and activities to browse through. Select just one of these options or a mix of a few.

    Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Malaysia?

    A: Save precious dollars (and time) by bundling your bookings with us. From Flights to Experiences, Expedia will help you pull together a memorable Malaysia trip. The more you take care of now, the more savings you stand to make. You'll also have less to be worried about when you finally get to your destination.

    Q: What are the best things to do in Malaysia?

    A: If you're heading to Kota Bharu, there are tons of things to choose from. Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Cahaya Bulan Beach and Billion Shopping Centre are a handful that are worth putting on your itinerary.

    If your itinerary features Kuala Lumpur instead, Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves and Petaling Street are all fantastic choices.

    Let's not forget about Klang. Here, we'd recommend heading to Klang Parade, Klang Centro Mall and Jusco Bukit Raja Mall.



    *Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.


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    JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La $53
    Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020
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    JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La

    JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La

    Magazine Road, George Town, Penang
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Very strategically located and staff was helpful. Pool area and service were great, during our stay, as its not crowded! The others facilities were not use and/or offered, as we book thru Expedia, so "breakfast for locals" were not provided, which was disappointing and the sour point of the stay! ...

      Hilton Kuala Lumpur $48
      Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020
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      Hilton Kuala Lumpur

      Hilton Kuala Lumpur

      3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
         
        4.4 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Love it. Everything from the moment i stepped into the lobby to the room was an amazing experience.

        DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang $45
        Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020
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        DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang

        DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang

        56 Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, George Town, Penang
           
          4.1 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          relaxing place to stay with, traffic can be congested during working hours.

          The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa $91
          Reviewed on May 20, 2020
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          The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

          The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

          Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Langkawi, Kedah
             
            4.4 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            I enjoyed my stay here. My go to hotel in Langkawi!

            Homestay in Amber Court $26
            Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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            Homestay in Amber Court

            Homestay in Amber Court

            Amber Court Genting Highlands, Jalan Ion Delemen, Genting Highlands, Pahang
               
              1.9 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Property it is very good condition

              Berjaya Langkawi Resort $60
              Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020
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              Berjaya Langkawi Resort

              Berjaya Langkawi Resort

              Karong Berkunci 200 Burau Bay, Langkawi, Kedah
                 
                4.2 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                It was an okay resort not a luxury but not too shabby either. I stayed at The Datai the night before, my review for the stay here probably tainted.Nothing is comparable to Datai ! The arrival lobby is grand enough for local standard,slightly an outdated layout. We stayed for 2 nights at the ocean-view ...

                Garden Inn $20
                Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019
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                Garden Inn

                Garden Inn

                41, Anson Road, Georgetown, George Town, Penang
                   
                  3.4 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  the room is ecxellent. same as in picture. big room. have flusk for hot water. they provide coway water dispenser at the hallway. easy for customer. my room a little bit near road so can hear noise from the road until late night. but the most i dont like about my stay is around 12.30am some chinese ...

                  Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi $108
                  Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020
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                  Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi

                  Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi

                  Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah
                     
                    4.3 of 5
                    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    Staff were very friendly and dedicated, hotel area was nice, rooms were very spacious, only downside was the dusty wardrobe

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