8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Take a break from Kuala Lumpur with a short trip to Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and stop by Jalan Alor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online route planner.

New Delhi, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. In July in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Putra Mosque, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

1
night
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Malacca River, make a trip to Jonker Street Night Market, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melaka tour planner.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Nature Museums
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Jonker Street Night Market ©
Jonker Street Night Market
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

1
night
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 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Chew Jetty, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Acheen Street Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

Before you visit George Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Melaka to George Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melaka to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Cenang Beach and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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