29 days in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi & Penang Itinerary

29 days in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi & Penang Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
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Langkawi
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George Town, Penang Island
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Kuala Lumpur — 12 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.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur or KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. Kids will appreciate attractions like KL Bird Park and Pavilion KL. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Oasis Village (in Petaling Jaya) and Shah Alam (Setia City Mall, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, &more). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, and shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in July, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 8 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Visiting Cenang Beach and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park will get you outdoors. Visit Tanjung Rhu Beach and Tengah Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Langkawi Mangrove Tour by Bard, look for gifts at Petik Bunga Langkawi-Luxury Flowers and Wedding & Event Planner, take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, and take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi travel planning app.

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 July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 8 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get outdoors at Soon Coastal Fishing and Batu Ferringhi Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Indochine Natural and Rozana's Batik. Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Queensbay Mall, take in the exciting artwork at David ST Loh Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and explore the galleries of Hin Bus Depot.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town visit app.

Fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Penang travel guide

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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."
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