11 days in Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona & Lisbon Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then Head underground at Batu Caves, then go for a walk through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and finally shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, then browse the different shops at Pavilion KL, and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, don't miss a visit to Palau Guell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Barcelona takes 18 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Rossio Square. Get some historical perspective at Castelo de S. Jorge and Avenida da Liberdade. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Ladra, look for gifts at A Outra Face da Lua, and buy something for everyone on your list at Armazens do Chiado.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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