3 days in Malaysia & Kelantan Itinerary

3 days in Malaysia & Kelantan Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
Kota Bharu
— 1 night


Kuala Lumpur

— 1 night

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 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur. Keep things going the next day: stroll around KL Bird Park and then walk around KLCC Park.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kuala Lumpur. January in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kota Bharu.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Kota Bharu

— 1 night

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Ar-Rahman Mukim Pulau Gajah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al-Muhammadi, and then make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha.

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Explore your travel options from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu with the Route module. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, expect nights in Kota Bharu to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Historic Sites

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Malaysia travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Kelantan travel guide

Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.