5 days in Penang, Kuala Kangsar & Ipoh Itinerary

5 days in Penang, Kuala Kangsar & Ipoh Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuala Kangsar
— 1 night
Drive
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive

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George Town, Penang Island — 1 night

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Zone, find something for the whole family at Escape Theme Park, and then stop by Batek-Lah Collection.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town online day 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 changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuala Kangsar.
Spas · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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Kuala Kangsar — 1 night

Experience the lifestyle of a Malaysian sultan in the royal capital of Kuala Kangsar.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ubudiah Mosque and then get engrossed in the history at Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Kangsar trip planner.

You can drive from George Town to Kuala Kangsar in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Kuala Kangsar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Ipoh.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): Head underground at Gua Tempurung and then head outdoors with Radak Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Funtasy House Trick Art, get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Perak Tong Cave Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ipoh journey website.

You can drive from Kuala Kangsar to Ipoh in an hour. In June in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
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Penang travel guide

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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."