8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Manila, Luzon
bus + Fly:  7​h
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Melaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
Manila, Luzon

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Sepang International Circuit, admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur vacation planner.

Manila, Philippines to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 7-hour flight. October in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Chin Swee Cave Temple, Sepang International Circuit
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KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Menara Kuala Lumpur ©
Menara Kuala Lumpur

2
days
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, take an in-depth tour of Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, then don't miss a visit to Jonker Street, and finally explore the activities along Malacca River. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, then make a trip to Red Square (Dutch Square), and finally explore the ancient world of St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul).

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melaka travel planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. November in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street

2
days
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, don't miss a visit to Cannon Street, then see the interesting displays at Asia Camera Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Sun Yat Sen Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of George Town. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, stroll the grounds of Old Protestant Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chayamangkalaram.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our George Town sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Melaka to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bayan Lepas, George Town, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Wat Chayamangkalaram ©
Wat Chayamangkalaram
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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