7 days in Ipoh & Penang Island Itinerary

7 days in Ipoh & Penang Island Itinerary

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7 days in Ipoh & Penang Island Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
George Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
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.
Take a break from Ipoh with a short trip to Taiping Lake Gardens in Taiping, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Concubine Lane, examine the collection at Dream Big World, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid India Muslim.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ipoh trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taiping Lake Gardens
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Lost World Of Tambun ©
Lost World Of Tambun
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

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 George Town with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. 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, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, and don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read George Town trip tool .

Drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Kek Lok Si Temple, ESCAPE, Laser Battle
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

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