33 days in Tokyo & Penang Itinerary

33 days in Tokyo & Penang Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
2
George Town, Malaysia
— 14 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Seberang Jaya, Malaysia
— 15 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo sightseeing tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

14
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near George Town: Teluk Bahang (Escape Theme Park & Monkey Beach) and Saanen Dairy Goat Farm (in Balik Pulau). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, stop by Armenian Street, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, and explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to George Town takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to George Town is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in October, with highs in George Town at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Seberang Jaya.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Teluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi, Saanen Dairy Goat Farm
Find places to stay Oct 20 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park

15
nights
Seberang Jaya, Malaysia

Seberang Jaya ©
Seberang Jaya is a town in Central Seberang Perai District, Penang, Malaysia. Venture out of the city with trips to Bukit Mertajam (Design Village Outlet Mall & Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest), Kuala Kedah Fort Historical Complex (in Kuala Kedah) and Sungai Petani (Pantai Merdeka, Dataran Zero Kilometer, &more). There's much more to do: get your game on at Laser Battle, get outside with Gunung Jerai, make a trip to Butterworth Art Walk, and admire the sheer force of Lata Kekabu.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seberang Jaya visit app.

Getting from George Town to Seberang Jaya by car takes about an hour. In November in Seberang Jaya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seberang Jaya

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Penang, Sungai Petani, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Taiping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Penang Bird Park ©
Penang Bird Park
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle
Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth ©
Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth

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