10 days in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi & Genting Highlands Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
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Langkawi
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Genting Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Fly to Erbil

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Kuala Lumpur — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like KL Bird Park and Pavilion KL. Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mallfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: Head underground at Batu Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online vacation planner.

Erbil, Iraq to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Erbil to Kuala Lumpur is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Erbil in August: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Take a break from the city and head to Cenang Beach and Zipline. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Spas. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjung Rhu Beach, look for gifts at Cherry Fashion, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and explore the striking landscape at Langkawi Geopark.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip planner.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Genting Highlands.
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Genting Highlands — 2 nights

Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Bukit Kutu, take in the history at The VOID, and then browse the different shops at Sky Avenue.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Genting Highlands trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Genting Highlands takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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