8 days in Kuala Lumpur & Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Kuala Lumpur & Turkey Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— Few hours
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Gaziantep, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Adana, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 day
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Garden City of Lights

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.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur attractions planning website.

Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for Gaziantep on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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Gaziantep, Turkey

A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
On the 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi, then explore the historical opulence of Gaziantep Castle, and then stroll around Dulukbaba Tabiat Parki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kendirli Gazi Kultur Merkezi, look for all kinds of wild species at Birecik Kelaynak Uretme Istasyonu, then get to know the resident critters at Gaziantep Zoo, and finally explore the ancient world of Zeugma Belkis Antik Kent.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gaziantep trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kuala Lumpur to Gaziantep with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Gaziantep to be colder, temps between 20°C and 3°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Adana.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Adana, Turkey

Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. You've now added Adana Sinema Muzesi to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabanci Merkez Camii, then take in the views from Tas Kopru, and then walk around Adana Merkez Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Catalan (Bati) Koprusu and then see the interesting displays at Adana Sinema Muzesi.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Adana online itinerary planner.

Drive from Gaziantep to Adana in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gaziantep in November: high temperatures in Adana hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Adana

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adana to Istanbul. Traveling from Adana in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Garden City of Lights

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur takes 15 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Kuala Lumpur, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.