8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
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Langkawi
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George Town, Penang Island
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Kuala Lumpur

— 3 nights

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KLCC Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Kuala Lumpur. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, expect Kuala Lumpur to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Langkawi

— 1 night
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Salt Room.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi tour planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Langkawi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Indochine Natural, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, then look for gifts at 5.4 North, then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally wander the streets of Chew Jetty.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our George Town sightseeing app.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in George Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.