8 days in Madurai, Port Blair & Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Madurai, Port Blair & Malaysia Itinerary

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8 days in Madurai, Port Blair & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Madurai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Port Blair, India
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Doha, Qatar

1
night
Madurai, India

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip maker site .

Doha, Qatar to Madurai is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in August, expect Madurai to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
Port Blair, India

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): head off the coast to Ross Island, then see the interesting displays at Samudrika Marine Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elephant Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Blair online road trip planner .

Getting from Madurai to Port Blair by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madurai in August: highs in Port Blair hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Elephant Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach
Ross Island ©
Ross Island
Samudrika Marine Museum ©
Samudrika Marine Museum

1
night
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Port Blair to Langkawi takes 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Port Blair in August, Langkawi is little chillier at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru road trip planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to Johor Bahru in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaria KLCC, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally stroll around KLCC Park. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum, and then cool off at Sunway Lagoon.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur route planner .

Traveling by car from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sunway Lagoon, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon

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