9 days in Turkey & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

9 days in Turkey & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Gaziantep, Turkey
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Adana, Turkey
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Gaziantep, Turkey

A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burc Tabiat Parki.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaziantep trip planner.

Kuching, Malaysia to Gaziantep is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuching to Gaziantep due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuching in November, expect Gaziantep to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Adana.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Adana, Turkey

Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemeralti Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii, then stop by Art Jophiel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yag Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabanci Merkez Camii.

To find maps and tourist information, read Adana vacation planner.

Getting from Gaziantep to Adana by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Gaziantep in November, things will get a bit warmer in Adana: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Adana

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 10th (Tue): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then stroll around KL Bird Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Adana to Kuala Lumpur with the Route module. Traveling from Adana to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Adana in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Kuala Lumpur, with highs around 37°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Istanbul, Turkey

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.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Serefiye Sarnici, look for all kinds of wild species at Deepist Diving & Travel, and contemplate the long history of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (17°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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.