12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Osaka Itinerary

12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Osaka Itinerary

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12 days in Kuala Lumpur & Osaka Itinerary

Osaka, Japan
train + Fly:  10​h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly + train:  10​h
Osaka, Japan
— 9 nights
Osaka, Japan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

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Osaka, Japan to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Kuala Lumpur is minus 1 hour. In December, Kuala Lumpur is much hotter than Osaka - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Nature

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Batu Caves
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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Central Market ©
Central Market
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Bukit Bintang

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotonbori and Kyoto Station Building. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kobe (Chinatown (Nankinmachi) & Kobe Harborland), Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kinkaku-ji, & more) and Nara (Nara Park, Kofuku-ji Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, buy something for everyone on your list at Rinku Premium Outlets, and wander the streets of Shinsaibashi.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get colder in Osaka: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

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Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Mount Koyasan, Rinku Premium Outlets
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Kiyomizu-dera
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building

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