9 days in Bayan Lepas, Bukit Mertajam & Taiping Itinerary

9 days in Bayan Lepas, Bukit Mertajam & Taiping Itinerary

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9 days in Bayan Lepas, Bukit Mertajam & Taiping Itinerary

Start: Bayan Lepas
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Bayan Lepas
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
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Bukit Mertajam
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Taiping
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Bayan Lepas

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Bayan Lepas

Bayan Lepas ©
A modern counterpoint to traditional Georgetown, Bayan Lepas serves as a Free Industrial Zone on Penang and hosts the island's international airport.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayan Lepas side-trips: Balik Pulau (Ghee Hup Nutmeg Factory & Bao Sheng Durian Farm) and Tropical Fruit Farm (in Batu Ferringhi). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Laser Battle, buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sam Poh Footprint Temple, and meet the residents at Aquarium of Fisheries Research Institute.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bayan Lepas attractions planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bayan Lepas. In December in Bayan Lepas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Bukit Mertajam.

Things to do in Bayan Lepas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Penang Island, Penang, Balik Pulau, Tropical Fruit Farm
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
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Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle
Snake Temple ©
Snake Temple
Queensbay Mall ©
Queensbay Mall

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Bukit Mertajam

Bukit Mertajam
Bukit Mertajam is a major town in Central Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia. Start your trip to Bukit Mertajam by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Bayan Lepas to Bukit Mertajam by car takes about an hour. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Bukit Mertajam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Taiping on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Bukit Mertajam

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

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Taiping

Taiping ©
The green city of Taiping remains one of the country's most innovative cities--it established Malaysia's first museum, first railway, and first newspaper.
Taiping Lake Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from Taiping with a short trip to Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation in Semanggol, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Perak Museum, stroll the grounds of Taiping War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Aun Tong Coffee Mill, and pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints' Church.

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You can drive from Bukit Mertajam to Taiping in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bukit Mertajam to Taiping. In December, daytime highs in Taiping are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Taiping

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Taiping Lake Gardens ©
Taiping Lake Gardens
Taiping Lake Gardens ©
Taiping Lake Gardens
Perak Museum ©
Perak Museum