8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Dubai

1
night
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 22nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, find something for the whole family at ESCAPE, then get some fabulous bargains at Indochine Natural, and finally examine the collection at Penang House of Music.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the George Town itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to George Town is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect George Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, Kek Lok Si Temple, ESCAPE, Indochine Natural
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

2
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, walk around KL Bird Park, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur route maker .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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