7 days in Chennai & Malaysia Itinerary

7 days in Chennai & Malaysia Itinerary

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7 days in Chennai & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
1
Chennai, India
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
2
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h
3
George Town, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chennai, India

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day
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a stroll through Fort St. George, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai holiday planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

1
night
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 12th (Thu), snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, stroll through Cenang Beach, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Langkawi takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Chennai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Langkawi, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Underwater World Langkawi ©
Underwater World Langkawi
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge

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George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

1
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then make a splash at Legoland Malaysia.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Johor Bahru trip planner .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Johor Bahru takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a splash at Sunway Lagoon and then identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then walk around KLCC Park, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunway Lagoon, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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