8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  7​h 15​min
4
Pulau Redang
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
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 21st (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KLCC Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaria, then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and then walk around KL Bird Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur online route planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kuala Lumpur. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip planner .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You've now added Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), pedal to the sights with Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd., steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, and finally admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip maker site .

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. In December, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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nights
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Redang Island. It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and identify plant and animal life at Redang Marine Park Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Redang online tour itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Pulau Redang in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Pulau Redang due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Pulau Redang are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Redang Island ©
Redang Island

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