9 days in Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Ko Phi Phi Don Itinerary

9 days in Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Ko Phi Phi Don Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Butterworth, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive to Langkawi International Airport, Fly to Penang International Airport
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George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Fly to Sydney

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Putra Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamek Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), and finally contemplate the long history of Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get much hotter in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Butterworth.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Butterworth, Malaysia

— 1 night
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait.
On the 1st (Thu), stop by Chinatown - Penang and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Butterworth trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth in 4 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Butterworth can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Butterworth

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

George Town, Malaysia

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zahir Mosque and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around George Town: Alor Setar (Balai Besar, Kedah State Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with The Gravityz and contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Butterworth to George Town with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 2 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, get interesting insight from Zeavola Dive & Activities Center, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In July in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."