8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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


Kuala Lumpur — 3 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Batu Caves, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, stroll around KLCC Park, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur road trip planning tool.

Casablanca, Morocco to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Casablanca in October, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 91°F and lows at 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 1 night

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Salt Cave, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 2 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by 5.4 North, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read George Town driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Malaysia travel guide

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.