9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

5
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tengah Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visit Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Beras Basah Island for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Oriental Village Langkawi, head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi holiday planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Langkawi is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Langkawi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January: highs in Langkawi hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Tengah Beach ©
Tengah Beach
Beras Basah Island ©
Beras Basah Island

3
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queensbay Mall and Vision First Optic. Shop till you drop at Gurney Paragon Mall and 5.4 North. Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Adventureplay in Teluk Bahang--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Gurney Plaza, stroll the grounds of Old Protestant Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Asia Camera Museum, and look for gifts at Areca Books.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town holiday planner.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Raz Kashmir Crafts, ESCAPE, Queensbay Mall
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Gurney Plaza ©
Gurney Plaza
Queensbay Mall ©
Queensbay Mall
Gurney Paragon Mall ©
Gurney Paragon Mall

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