6 days in Penang Island & Ipoh Itinerary

6 days in Penang Island & Ipoh Itinerary

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6 days in Penang Island & Ipoh Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
bus:  4​h
1
George Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
George Town

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Batu Ferringhi Beach and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Change things up with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the George Town trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 4-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. November in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Laser Battle, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Batu Ferringhi Beach, ESCAPE
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ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE
Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach

1
night
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
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 4th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Kledang, Head underground at Gua Tempurung, and then head outdoors with Radak Adventure. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Perak Cave Temple, and then get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ipoh holiday planner.

Getting from George Town to Ipoh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Ipoh is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ipoh

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Gopeng
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Gua Tempurung ©
Gua Tempurung
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Lost World Of Tambun
Bukit Kledang ©
Bukit Kledang

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