5 days in Penang & Ipoh Itinerary

5 days in Penang & Ipoh Itinerary

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Drive to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal, Ferry to George Town
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


George Town, Penang Island — 2 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion as well as Kek Lok Si Temple. On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple and then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Escape Theme Park and then examine the collection at Wonderfood Museum Penang.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is minus 1 hour. December in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ipoh.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Ipoh — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a stroll through Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun and then play a few rounds at Meru Valley Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ipoh day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. December in Ipoh sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Golf
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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."