7 days in Malaysia & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

7 days in Malaysia & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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7 days in Malaysia & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
George Town, Malaysia
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Doha, Qatar

1
day
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally explore the world behind art at Teochew Puppet and Opera House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the George Town attractions planner .

Doha, Qatar to George Town is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Doha in March: high temperatures in George Town hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, and then look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum, take a stroll through Chinatown, then have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur travel site .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. March in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi and see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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