9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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


Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Petronas Twin Towers and Sunway Lagoon will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

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Chandigarh, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Kuala Lumpur. In August, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Langkawi.
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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 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip 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 August, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi Beach, get in on the family fun at Escape Theme Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then view the masterpieces at David ST Loh Gallery, and finally stop by Batek-Lah Collection.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the George Town trip app.

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. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to home.
Museums · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Malaysia travel guide

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.