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Malacca is a historical city in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, about 147 kilometers (91 miles) from Kuala Lumpur. It is the third-smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis and Penang. The city is bordered by Negeri Sembilan to the north and the Strait of Malacca to the west.

Malacca is known for its rich history, culture, and architecture. The city was founded in the early 15th century by Parameswara, a Hindu prince from Sumatra, and was the capital of the Malacca Sultanate. It was an important trading port in the 15th and 16th centuries, and is often referred to as the "Historical State" due to its many historical sites.

The city is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ruins of St. Paul's Church, the Red Square, and the A Famosa fortress. The city also has several museums, including the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, the Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum, and the Malacca Maritime Museum.

Malacca is also home to a variety of attractions, including the Jonker Street Night Market, the Malacca River Cruise, and the Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary. There are also several cultural festivals held throughout the year, such as the Malacca Cultural Festival and the Malacca International Trade and Tourism Fair.

Malacca is an important city in Malaysia and has a rich history and culture. It is home to a variety of attractions, festivals, and historical sites that make it a great destination for travelers.

Excursion tips for a day in Malacca

Malacca, Malaysia is a vibrant city full of culture, history, and natural beauty. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Malacca in a single day, including:

1. Visit the historical sites of Malacca, such as A'Famosa, St. Paul's Church, and Malacca Sultanate Palace.

2. Take a tour of the Jonker Street Night Market, where you can find local snacks and souvenirs.

3. Take a boat ride along the Malacca River and admire the city skyline.

4. Visit the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia.

5. Go shopping at Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan Megamall.

6. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in Malacca.

7. Visit the Malacca Zoo and Night Safari.

8. Take a guided tour of the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.

9. Go for a hike in the nearby Bukit Cina forest reserve.

10. Visit the Stadthuys, the oldest Dutch building in the East.

Experience Malacca with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Malacca. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Malacca

Malacca in Malaysia has a tropical climate with high temperatures all year round. During the summer months (March to October), temperatures average around 30°C (86°F) and humidity is high. During the winter months (November to February), temperatures average around 27°C (81°F) and the humidity is lower. Rainfall is consistent throughout the year, with the heaviest rain occurring during the monsoon season (November to February). Overall, Malacca has a hot, humid climate with consistent rainfall throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Malacca

Our weather forecast for Malacca helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 26 °C
16.6 m/s
25.6 m/s
53.1 %
14.6 m
83.9 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 25 °C
14.4 m/s
19.4 m/s
95.8 %
23.7 m
82.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 25.3 °C
13.3 m/s
19.4 m/s
85.3 %
23.0 m
80.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 25.8 °C
12.2 m/s
17.6 m/s
81.2 %
23.7 m
79.0 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 25.7 °C
13.0 m/s
14.8 m/s
88.0 %
23.9 m
78.6 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 25.4 °C
10.1 m/s
13.0 m/s
94.0 %
23.2 m
79.9 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 25 °C
15.8 m/s
19.8 m/s
97.2 %
23.2 m
82.6 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 25.3 °C
8.3 m/s
10.1 m/s
98.4 %
19.1 m
81.4 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 25.4 °C
13.3 m/s
27.0 m/s
99.3 %
24.1 m
78.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 25.8 °C
13.0 m/s
16.9 m/s
99.6 %
23.8 m
82.3 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 24.9 °C
11.5 m/s
16.2 m/s
100.0 %
23.0 m
83.7 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 25.2 °C
14.0 m/s
18.7 m/s
95.0 %
24.1 m
80.3 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 25.1 °C
11.9 m/s
13.7 m/s
64.7 %
23.3 m
79.3 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 24.2 °C
11.2 m/s
18.0 m/s
68.5 %
21.0 m
81.7 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 25.4 °C
13.3 m/s
16.6 m/s
81.7 %
24.0 m
80.3 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Malacca

Would you like to travel to Malacca on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Malacca.

Scheduled ship calls in Malacca, Malaysia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Dec. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 MS Riviera 11:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Feb. 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Feb. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Sun 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Apr. 2025 MS Regatta 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Apr. 2025 MS Nautica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Nov. 2025 MS Riviera 12:00 pm 08:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2026 Sunday, 4th of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 24th 2026 Saturday, 24th of Jan. 2026 MS Regatta 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 29th 2026 Sunday, 29th of Mar. 2026 MS Sirena 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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