7 days in Penang Island Itinerary

7 days in Penang Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Penang Island trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Penang International Airport, Drive to Batu Ferringhi
Batu Ferringhi
— 3 nights
Bayan Lepas
— 3 nights
Drive to Penang International Airport, Fly to Bangkok


Batu Ferringhi

— 3 nights

Foreigner's Rock

Situated on the northern coast of Penang, the resort town of Batu Ferringhi has traditionally thrived as a tourism hotspot, with visitors flocking to experience the sun, sea, and sand.
Yahong Art Gallery and TeddyVille Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Kerachut Beach and Monkey Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Chin Farm Waterfall, kick back and relax at Teluk Bahang Beach, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Zone, and experience rural life at Saanen Dairy Goat Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Batu Ferringhi trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Batu Ferringhi is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. In December, daily temperatures in Batu Ferringhi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayan Lepas.

Things to do in Batu Ferringhi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Bayan Lepas

— 3 nights
A modern counterpoint to traditional Georgetown, Bayan Lepas serves as a Free Industrial Zone on Penang and hosts the island's international airport.
On the 28th (Sat), browse the different shops at Sunshine Square, tee off at Penang Golf Club, and then get in on the family fun at Jump Street Trampoline Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the views from Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, meet the residents at Aquarium of Fisheries Research Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sam Poh Footprint Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayan Lepas route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Batu Ferringhi to Bayan Lepas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayan Lepas

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Penang Island travel guide

Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · History Museums
Pearl of the Orient
Penang Island blends historical elements with natural exploration. Long a place of trade between Asian kingdoms and European colonial powers, the island's varied history and cultural influences are seen in a range of historical and cultural sites around its main urban centers, from British forts and factories to Chinese shophouses and narrow market streets. Outside of the towns, the island offers palm-lined beaches, sprawling native jungles, and agricultural land, which is known for providing the island with the fresh produce used in its thriving cuisine.