8 days in Malaysia, Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia, Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

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8 days in Malaysia, Osaka & Hokkaido Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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George Town, Malaysia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Sapporo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
On the 19th (Tue), walk around KL Bird Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then shop like a local with Chinatown.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then explore the galleries of Hueman Studio, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melaka road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Melaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Shopping
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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Stadthuys ©
Stadthuys
Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery ©
Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery

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George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, admire the masterpieces at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, then wander the streets of Armenian Street, and finally examine the collection at Penang House of Music.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Melaka to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, and then stroll through Cenang Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi holiday builder tool .

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In November in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Underwater World Langkawi ©
Underwater World Langkawi

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): wander the streets of Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Osaka attractions planning site .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Osaka takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Langkawi in November, expect Osaka to be colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapporo travel route planning website .

You can fly from Osaka to Sapporo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Osaka in November, expect nights in Sapporo to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Historic Sites
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Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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