8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
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Langkawi
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George Town, Penang Island
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Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), stroll around KL Bird Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur route website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dubai in January: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjung Rhu Beach, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Salt Room. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Langkawi Thean Hou Temple, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Nature
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George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Cornwallis.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the George Town road trip tool.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Malaysia travel guide

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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.