12 days in Penang Itinerary

12 days in Penang Itinerary

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12 days in Penang Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Butterworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Butterworth

Butterworth ©
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth and St. Anne's Church. Get outdoors at Penang Golf Resort and Penang Bird Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, stroll the grounds of Penang Christian Cemetery, wander the streets of Little India - Penang, and admire the landmark architecture of City Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Butterworth holiday planner .

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Butterworth sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Butterworth

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Penang, St. Anne's Church, Penang Bird Park, Penang Golf Resort, St. George's Church
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Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth ©
Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church
Little India - Penang ©
Little India - Penang

9
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Food Tours and Colonial Penang Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Kerachut Beach and Spas & Wellness. Change things up with a short trip to Saanen Dairy Goat Farm in Balik Pulau (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, stroll through Chin Farm Waterfall, stop by Vision First Optic, and identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the George Town trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Butterworth to George Town takes an hour. April in George Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi, Bayan Lepas, Kerachut Beach, Saanen Dairy Goat Farm
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Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

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