8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia journey maker

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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
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Melaka
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
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Langkawi
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

— 2 nights

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.
Take a break from Kuala Lumpur with a short trip to Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Batu Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, take a stroll through Jalan Alor, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

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

New Delhi, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur is 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Melaka

— 1 night

Historical City

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 find ratings, more things to do, 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. 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

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

George Town, Penang Island

— 1 night
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 car and ferry. 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

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Langkawi

— 2 nights
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 ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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.