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 travel 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 Barcelona Cathedral. El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, don't miss a visit to Palau Guell, and shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel route website.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Barcelona in 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel 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 Quinta da Regaleira. Get some historical perspective at Castelo de S. Jorge and Park and National Palace of Pena. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, browse the different shops at Armazens do Chiado, take a stroll through Chiado, and stop by Alfama.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel route planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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