Hi, I am planning a trip for me and my boyfriend for 4 weeks (mid-Feb to mid-March 2011). We decided to spend 12-14 days in Malaysia and then the same in Cambodia. I know it is well ahead but I am trying to sort out the number of days we will need at each country so that we can buy the flight tickets at reasonable price.
We will flight to Kuala Lumpur, spend 5 days there with a trip to Batu caves and the Elephant sanctuary. Then we want to take a bus to Tanah Rata and spend one day and night there (maybe 2-surely want to visit the tea plantation and are considering a guided trek to see rafflesia-that is if end of February is he right season for that). Afterwards visit all of the three cave temples in Ipoh.
Then I am a bit stuck, ideally, we would like to use public transport to get from Ipoh to Penang but with a short stop in Kuala Kangsar (just a photo stop at Masjid Ubudiah) then continue to Penang. Is this part of the journey (Ipoh-Kuala Kangsar-Penang) doable in one day by buses, or is there a better alternative? We don't know where we will be staying in Penang yet.
It will be our very first time in both countries so we really want to see it all. I will be very grateful for your suggestions.
Thanks to all