8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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 landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online tour planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. January in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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 25th (Sat): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cenang Beach, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

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
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step out of George Town with an excursion to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read George Town travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, ESCAPE, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
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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

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