8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia itinerary planner
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Fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Drive to Melaka
— 1 night
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Kota Bharu
— 2 nights


Melaka — 1 night

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, explore the activities along Malacca River, then don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and finally delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church.

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Cranbrook, Canada to Melaka is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cranbrook to Melaka, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Melaka is much hotter than Cranbrook - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Kuala Lumpur — 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally get outside with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kota Bharu.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
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Kota Bharu — 2 nights

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Ar-Rahman Mukim Pulau Gajah, examine the collection at Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, Kelantan, then see the interesting displays at Istana Jahar, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at War Museum, make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, and then make a trip to Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kota Bharu road trip planning site.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu in 6.5 hours. In October in Kota Bharu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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.