8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Langkawi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Armenian Street and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion are in your itinerary. Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Batik Painting Museum Penang will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, look for gifts at 5.4 North, admire the masterpieces at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, and admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to George Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is 5 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, George Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, ESCAPE, Batik Painting Museum Penang
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

1
night
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the galleries of Batik Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Spas

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.
On the 29th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): browse the different shops at Pavilion KL, get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, and then take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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