8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Langkawi

— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Family-friendly places like Cenang Beach and Salt Room will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip builder app.

Manila, Philippines to Langkawi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. In April in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Kuala Lumpur

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll through Batu Caves, and then stroll around KL Bird Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, walk around KLCC Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally get outside with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online attractions planner.

Fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, and then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuching trip planning site.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching in 4.5 hours. April in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Kota Kinabalu

— 1 night
A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
On the 10th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours and then head off the coast to Manukan Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu road trip planner.

Fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
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.