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Tea plantations, Cameron Highlands
Penang Bridge
George Town City, Penang
Kota Bharu
Kuantan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia Classic

7 day Self Drive – from £479

With flights from £1129

A round trip from Kuala Lumpur, taking in the scenic Cameron Highlands, the holiday island of Penang and the fabulous beaches of Malaysia’s East Coast.

Highlights:
  • Drive through the scenic Cameron Highlands
  • Explore the island of Penang
  • Relax at East Coast resorts
  • Gaze at some of Malaysia’s towns and villages
  • Enjoy stunning rainforest scenery

Your Itinerary

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You can customise this Malaysia self drive itinerary by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Tea plantations, Cameron Highlands

Day 1 – Cameron Highlands

Pick up your air-conditioned car this morning and head north from Kuala Lumpur. As you leave…

Pick up your air-conditioned car this morning and head north from Kuala Lumpur. As you leave the city you may like to visit the famous Batu Caves, home to some magnificent Hindu temples.

The scenery becomes more mountainous as you drive towards the tranquil Cameron Highlands, a region famed for its lush green tea plantations. The cooler climate here makes it a perfect place for your first overnight stay.

    Kuala Lumpur > Cameron Highlands | 204 kms

    Strawberry Park, Cameron Highlands or similar

Tea plantations, Cameron Highlands
Penang Bridge

Day 2 – Penang

Before you leave the Cameron Highlands, don’t miss a tour of one of the many tea…

Before you leave the Cameron Highlands, don’t miss a tour of one of the many tea plantations where you will learn about the production process behind your morning cuppa.

Afterwards head to Penang perhaps making a stop at Sam Poh Tong, a Chinese temple enclosed in a limestone cave. There are plenty of other places of interest along the way before you cross the famous Penang Bridge, gateway to the Island where you will stay for two nights.

    Cameron Highlights > Penang | 262 kms

    St. Giles Wembley, Penang or similar

    Breakfast
Penang Bridge
George Town City, Penang

Day 3 – Penang

Today, you may like to explore historic Georgetown with its well-preserved colonial buildings, or take the…

Today, you may like to explore historic Georgetown with its well-preserved colonial buildings, or take the funicular up to Penang Hill for the magnificent views. Alternatively the north coast beaches offer a spot of relaxation.

    St. Giles Wembley, Penang or similar

    Breakfast
George Town City, Penang
Kota Bharu

Day 4 – Kota Bharu

Say farewell to Penang as you take the East-West highway to the coastal town of Kota…

Say farewell to Penang as you take the East-West highway to the coastal town of Kota Bharu. The scenery is varied and spectacular as you travel through some of the oldest rainforest in the world.

Take time to stop in some of the towns and villages to get a feel of the Malay way of life. In the afternoon arrive to your overnight stay in Kota Bahru on the East coast of the Malaysia Peninsula.

    Penang > Kota Bharu | 355 kms

    Grand Renai Kota Bahru or similar

    Breakfast
Kota Bharu
Kota Bharu

Day 5 – Kuala Terengganu

In the morning, take a stroll to Kota Bharu’s famous floating market, full of delicate and…

In the morning, take a stroll to Kota Bharu’s famous floating market, full of delicate and ornate handicrafts for which the region is renowned. Afterwards, continue your journey south towards the beautiful sandy beaches of Kuala Terengganu for a further overnight stay beside the Gulf of Thailand.

    Kota Bharu > Kuala Terengganu | 130 kms

    Sutra Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu or similar

    Breakfast
Kota Bharu
Kuantan

Day 6 – Kuantan

You may like to visit the town of Kuala Terengganu before you leave, or take a…

You may like to visit the town of Kuala Terengganu before you leave, or take a boat ride through mangrove forests with a visit to the turtle breeding station (in season).

Continue down the East coast to Kuantan, Malaysia’s third biggest city. You’ll find good shopping here, as well as great beaches and spectacular waterfalls nearby.

    Kuala Terengganu > Kuantan | 227 kms

    Swiss Garden, Kuantan or similar

    Breakfast
Kuantan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Day 7 – Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast head westwards on the final leg of the journey. On arrival in Kuala Lumpur…

After breakfast head westwards on the final leg of the journey. On arrival in Kuala Lumpur you can return your car to the airport before catching your onward flight.

    Kuantan > Kuala Lumpur | 320 kms
    Breakfast
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Your Itinerary

You can customise this Malaysia self drive itinerary by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Cameron Highlands

Pick up your air-conditioned car this morning and head north from Kuala Lumpur. As you leave the city you may like to visit the famous Batu Caves, home to some magnificent Hindu temples.

The scenery becomes more mountainous as you drive towards the tranquil Cameron Highlands, a region famed for its lush green tea plantations. The cooler climate here makes it a perfect place for your first overnight stay.

    Kuala Lumpur > Cameron Highlands | 204 kms

    Strawberry Park, Cameron Highlands or similar

Tea plantations, Cameron Highlands

Day 2

|

Penang

Before you leave the Cameron Highlands, don’t miss a tour of one of the many tea plantations where you will learn about the production process behind your morning cuppa.

Afterwards head to Penang perhaps making a stop at Sam Poh Tong, a Chinese temple enclosed in a limestone cave. There are plenty of other places of interest along the way before you cross the famous Penang Bridge, gateway to the Island where you will stay for two nights.

    Cameron Highlights > Penang | 262 kms

    St. Giles Wembley, Penang or similar

    Breakfast
Penang Bridge

Day 3

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Penang

Today, you may like to explore historic Georgetown with its well-preserved colonial buildings, or take the funicular up to Penang Hill for the magnificent views. Alternatively the north coast beaches offer a spot of relaxation.

    St. Giles Wembley, Penang or similar

    Breakfast
George Town City, Penang

Day 4

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Kota Bharu

Say farewell to Penang as you take the East-West highway to the coastal town of Kota Bharu. The scenery is varied and spectacular as you travel through some of the oldest rainforest in the world.

Take time to stop in some of the towns and villages to get a feel of the Malay way of life. In the afternoon arrive to your overnight stay in Kota Bahru on the East coast of the Malaysia Peninsula.

    Penang > Kota Bharu | 355 kms

    Grand Renai Kota Bahru or similar

    Breakfast
Kota Bharu

Day 5

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Kuala Terengganu

In the morning, take a stroll to Kota Bharu’s famous floating market, full of delicate and ornate handicrafts for which the region is renowned. Afterwards, continue your journey south towards the beautiful sandy beaches of Kuala Terengganu for a further overnight stay beside the Gulf of Thailand.

    Kota Bharu > Kuala Terengganu | 130 kms

    Sutra Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu or similar

    Breakfast
Kota Bharu

Day 6

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Kuantan

You may like to visit the town of Kuala Terengganu before you leave, or take a boat ride through mangrove forests with a visit to the turtle breeding station (in season).

Continue down the East coast to Kuantan, Malaysia’s third biggest city. You’ll find good shopping here, as well as great beaches and spectacular waterfalls nearby.

    Kuala Terengganu > Kuantan | 227 kms

    Swiss Garden, Kuantan or similar

    Breakfast
Kuantan

Day 7

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Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast head westwards on the final leg of the journey. On arrival in Kuala Lumpur you can return your car to the airport before catching your onward flight.

    Kuantan > Kuala Lumpur | 320 kms
    Breakfast
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This Self Drive Includes

6 nights hotel accommodation
6 days car hire, with unlimited kilometers
Comprehensive insurance with nil excess
Breakfast daily

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • A few nights in Kuala Lumpur before your self drive tour

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Asia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Malaysia Classic

7 day Self Drive – from £479

With flights from £1129

All prices are per person and based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes.

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