8 days in Turkey & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

8 days in Turkey & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Gaziantep, Turkey
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Adana, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary planner.

Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Travel Services. On the 9th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Universal Travel Services. On the next day, wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul in 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (17°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours

Gaziantep, Turkey

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A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Bakircilar Carsisi and then explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gaziantep travel route planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Gaziantep in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Gaziantep, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adana.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Adana, Turkey

Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Adana online day trip planner.

Getting from Gaziantep to Adana by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gaziantep in November; daily highs in Adana reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Adana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Istanbul, Turkey

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Queen of Cities

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the galleries of Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, then shop like a local with Istiklal Caddesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adana to Istanbul. While traveling from Adana, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

On the 13th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), and then browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur tour builder app.

Fly from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur in 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Kuala Lumpur are much warmer (37°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.