8 days in Ipoh & Penang Itinerary

8 days in Ipoh & Penang Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
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The Town Built on Tin

The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
You've now added Big Johns Music Shack to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ubudiah Mosque, then play a few rounds at Meru Valley Resort, then explore the world behind art at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Big Johns Music Shack. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with River Explorer White Water Rafting, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid India Muslim, take in the exciting artwork at 22 Hale Street, then admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ipoh road trip website.

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ipoh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perai.

Things to do in Ipoh

Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

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On the 11th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bukit Jambul Orchid & Hibiscus Garden and Reptile House, then stroll around Penang Bird Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Megamal Pinang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Little India - Penang, explore the different monuments and memorials at Penang Christian Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Bukit Mertajam Town, then play a few rounds at Kelab Tentera Udara, and finally make a trip to Butterworth Art Walk.

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You can drive from Ipoh to Perai in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to Perai due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Perai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Perai

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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George Town, Penang Island

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A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng). Do your shopping at Gurney Plaza and Hin Bus Depot. When in George Town, make a side trip to see Monkey Beach in Teluk Bahang, approximately Teluk Bahang away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Anglican Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at TeddyVille Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip tool.

George Town is just a stone's throw from Perai. September in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Penang travel guide

Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."