8 days in Phuket, Langkawi & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

8 days in Phuket, Langkawi & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Karon, Thailand
— 3 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights

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Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Go for a jaunt from Karon to Patong to see Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bangla Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, and enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Karon trip itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to Karon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In August, Karon is little chillier than Muscat - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Spas

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Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cenang Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Langkawi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Karon to Langkawi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Karon to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then stroll around KLCC Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): stroll around KL Bird Park and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online holiday planner.

You can 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. In August in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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

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