12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi Itinerary

12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi Itinerary

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12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip maker tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers

4
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Take a break from the city and head to Cenang Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 7th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Darulaman Sanctuary, explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park, and take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park

5
nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum and Museum of Illusions. Batu Caves and National Mosque (Masjid Negara) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Pantai Kelanang Beach (in Banting) and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam). See even more of Kuala Lumpur: stroll around KL Bird Park, explore the world behind art at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kinokuniya Book Stores.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Pantai Kelanang Beach
Highlights from your plan
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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