8 days in Kangar, Kedah & George Town Itinerary

8 days in Kangar, Kedah & George Town Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia travel route planner

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Kangar
— 1 day
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Alor Setar
— 2 nights
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George Town
— 5 nights
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Kangar

— 1 day
Kangar is the state capital of Perlis, Malaysia. On the 2nd (Sat), hike along Bukit Cenderawasih, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Hussain Mosque (Floating Mosque), then examine the collection at Kota Kayang Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Snake And Reptile Farm.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kangar trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Kangar is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Alor Setar.

Things to do in Kangar

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Alor Setar

— 2 nights
The capital of the state of Kedah on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, Alor Setar ranks as the tenth-largest city in Malaysia by population.
On the 3rd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Kedah Royal Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Aman Central, then contemplate the long history of Zahir Mosque, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Alor Setar Tower. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kedah State Museum, examine the collection at Kedah Paddy Museum, then have fun and explore at Pusat Sains, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Bukhary Mosque.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alor Setar holiday planner.

You can drive from Kangar to Alor Setar in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangar to Alor Setar. In January in Alor Setar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Alor Setar

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

George Town

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Family-friendly places like Escape Theme Park and Khoo Kongsi will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis, stroll through Batu Ferringhi Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Alor Setar to George Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Perlis travel guide

3
Caves · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wildlife Areas

Kedah travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Bridges · Aquariums
Abode of Peace
Kedah, a state comprised of flat, arable terrain on the mainland and an archipelago of islands just off the coast, has earned the nickname, “The Rice Bowl of Malaysia” for its landscape of small towns dotted across rice paddies and farms. The region's beaches and lagoons are rich in marine life. The archipelago has been developed as a tourist's paradise, with activity and relaxation both playing a leading role in most Kedah holidays.

Penang Island travel guide

3.7
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.