12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Penang Itinerary

12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Penang Itinerary

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12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Penang Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9 h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 8 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

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.
On the 5th (Mon), take a stroll through Chinatown, then buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, then look for gifts at Happy Creations, and finally Head underground at Batu Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaria KLCC, go for a walk through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Kuala Lumpur. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

8
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Chew Jetty. You'll explore and learn at Penang House of Music and Khoo Kongsi. Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see ESCAPE about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Armenian Street, take in the exciting artwork at Hin Bus Depot, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and revel in the low prices at Indochine Natural.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi, Escape Theme Park, Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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