18 days in Malaysia & Thailand Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia & Thailand Itinerary

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1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
2
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
3
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights

3
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the different shops at Pavilion KL, Head underground at Batu Caves, thenadmire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, thenadmire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and finally examine the collection at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur road trip app.

Cairo, Egypt to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get some historical perspective at Wat Wanararm and Langkawi Thean Hou Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi, look for gifts at Your Language Books Corner, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masjid Al-Hana.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi travel route planning website.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Museums Nature
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

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Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
We've included these beaches for you: Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Patong Inn Art and Jungceylon. Explore Phuket Town's surroundings by going to Patong (The Phuket Gallery, Hillfiger Fashion, &more). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Kampon Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ban Ko Si Rea, don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, and hunt for treasures at Sai Nam Yen Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phuket Town road trip planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to Phuket Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to Phuket Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Phuket Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Patong, Karon Beach
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Jungceylon ©
Jungceylon
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

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nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Head to Mesimu and Tha Pae Walking Streetfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, explore the world behind art at Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Phuket Town to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tha Pae Walking Street, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Do your shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Khaosan Road. Get a sense of the local culture at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, wander the streets of Chinatown - Bangkok, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bangkok holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

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