8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
Fly to Langkawi, Taxi to Langkawi
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Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi and then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Armenian Street, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to George Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 15th (Tue): walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, then admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Salt Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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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 landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Johor Bahru

Southern City

A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): cool off at Legoland Malaysia and then make a trip to Istana Bukit Serene.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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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.