8 days in Singapore, Malaysia & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

8 days in Singapore, Malaysia & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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8 days in Singapore, Malaysia & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
George Town, Malaysia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
4
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 night
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and then wander the streets of Chinatown. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Orchard Road, kick back and relax at Tanjong Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of The Maritime Experiential Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Singapore trip builder tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Singapore is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Singapore. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 25th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum, stroll around KL Bird Park, and then view the masterpieces at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur route maker site .

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

1
night
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Sun Yat Sen Museum, explore the world behind art at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally examine the collection at Penang House of Music.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the George Town route planner .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town. In December, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

1
night
Langkawi, Malaysia

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): delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park, and then kick back and relax at Cenang Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi day trip website .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Park Street, then examine the collection at Raja Rammohun Roy Memorial Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally take an in-depth tour of Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) holiday planner .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Langkawi in December; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Park Street ©
Park Street
Raja Rammohun Roy Memorial Museum ©
Raja Rammohun Roy Memorial Museum

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