7 days in Ipoh & Penang Island Itinerary

7 days in Ipoh & Penang Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
George Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  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.
Go for a jaunt from Ipoh to Taiping to see Taiping Lake Gardens about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Concubine Lane, and admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ipoh day trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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
Taiping Lake Gardens ©
Taiping Lake Gardens

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 George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, take in nature's colorful creations at Penang Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for George Town using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In November in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Laser Battle, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park

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