9 days in Kuala Lumpur & Penang Island Itinerary

9 days in Kuala Lumpur & Penang Island Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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George Town
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kuala Lumpur

— 5 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC Mall and Chinatown. Explore hidden gems such as Thean Hou Temple and Dark Cave Malaysia. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers and stroll around KLCC Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

George Town

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll get in some beach time at Monkey Beach and Teluk Bahang Beach. Explore hidden gems such as The Habitat Penang Hill and Chulia Street. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, get curious at Earthquake & Typhoon Pavilion Penang, make a trip to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town journey planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to George Town by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Penang Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · History Museums
Pearl of the Orient
Penang Island blends historical elements with natural exploration. Long a place of trade between Asian kingdoms and European colonial powers, the island's varied history and cultural influences are seen in a range of historical and cultural sites around its main urban centers, from British forts and factories to Chinese shophouses and narrow market streets. Outside of the towns, the island offers palm-lined beaches, sprawling native jungles, and agricultural land, which is known for providing the island with the fresh produce used in its thriving cuisine.