6 days in Penang Island & Ipoh Itinerary

6 days in Penang Island & Ipoh Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Batu Ferringhi Beach and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Theme Park about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary planning app.

Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Escape Theme Park, Laser Battle
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Kledang, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Gua Tempurung, and then get outside with Radak Adventure. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Perak Tong Cave Temple, and then find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ipoh attractions planner.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from George Town to Ipoh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ipoh

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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