15 days in Langkawi, Penang & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

15 days in Langkawi, Penang & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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Langkawi
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Langkawi — 5 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Langkawi Canopy Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Beras Basah Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi day trip planning tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Langkawi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, things will get much warmer in Langkawi: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to George Town.
Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
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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 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Penang Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Spice Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read George Town online trip builder.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In August, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips
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Kuala Lumpur — 5 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.
You've now added Aquaria to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KL Bird Park, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and stop by Jalan Alor.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from George Town to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
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Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."