8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Langkawi
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  2​h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Alexandria

1
night
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi online visit planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Langkawi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Alexandria to Langkawi. Traveling from Alexandria in January, expect Langkawi to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

2
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, 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. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, look for gifts at 5.4 North, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then explore the engaging exhibits at Memory Museum Penang, and finally browse the different shops at Gurney Plaza.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the George Town trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town takes 2 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. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

3
nights
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.
Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Pavilion KLfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and Shalini Ganendra Fine Art. There's lots more to do: stroll around KL Bird Park, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stop by Happy Creations, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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