8 days in Turkey, Kota Kinabalu & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

8 days in Turkey, Kota Kinabalu & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): play a few rounds at Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pasupathinath Alayam.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planner.

Kuching to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Spas · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Kia Klemenz Gifts & Souvenirs and then walk around KL Bird Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 5.5 hours. November in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Istanbul, Turkey

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace and then take a stroll through Taksim Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Serefiye Sarnici, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online driving holiday planner.

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. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi, examine the collection at Hamam Muzesi, and then admire the masterpieces at Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gaziantep tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Gaziantep in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Gaziantep, with lows of 3°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adana.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites

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Adana, Turkey

Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adana trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Gaziantep to Adana in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gaziantep in November: high temperatures in Adana hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Adana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Garden City of Lights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

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Explore your travel options from Adana to Kuala Lumpur with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Malaysia Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Adana in November, you will find days in Kuala Lumpur are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

— 1 night
On the 14th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.