8 days in Ipoh, Penang & Cameron Highlands Itinerary

8 days in Ipoh, Penang & Cameron Highlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nilai
Drive:  3 h
1
Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Nilai

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Funtasy House Trick Art and Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village. Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Dream Big World are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ipoh: Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (in Kuala Sepetang) and Pantai Teluk Batik (in Lumut). There's more to do: get outside with Radak Adventure.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ipoh trip maker app.

Nilai to Ipoh is an approximately 3- hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Pantai Teluk Batik, Radak Adventure
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Pantai Teluk Batik ©
Pantai Teluk Batik
Radak Adventure ©
Radak Adventure
Funtasy House Trick Art ©
Funtasy House Trick Art

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Habitat Penang Hill and Asia Camera Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gurney Plaza and Indochine Natural. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, steep yourself in history at Fort Cornwallis, and wander the streets of Chew Jetty.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read George Town trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Indochine Natural, The Habitat Penang Hill, Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram

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nights
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands ©
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, then stroll through Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3, and then explore the galleries of Mah Meri Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Kelab Golf Sultan Ahmad Shah, experience rural life at Blueberry Earthouse, and then take a peaceful walk through Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang.

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Traveling by car from George Town to Cameron Highlands takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Cameron Highlands is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang
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Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden ©
Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden
Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang ©
Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang
Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3 ©
Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3

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