26 days in Penang Itinerary

26 days in Penang Itinerary

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Bukit Mertajam
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George Town, Penang Island
— 21 nights
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Bukit Mertajam

— 4 nights
Bukit Mertajam is a major town in Central Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bukit Mertajam: Dataran Zero Kilometer (in Sungai Petani) and Semanggol (Orang Utan Island & Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, wander the streets of Little India - Penang, admire the striking features of City Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bukit Mertajam trip builder site.

Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Bukit Mertajam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Bukit Mertajam

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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George Town, Penang Island

— 21 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Explore George Town's surroundings by going to Escape Theme Park (in Teluk Bahang), Saanen Dairy Goat Farm (in Balik Pulau) and Batu Ferringhi (Chin Farm Waterfall & Tropical Fruit Farm). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and take a stroll through Armenian Street.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip maker.

Drive from Bukit Mertajam to George Town in an hour. In March in George Town, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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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."