33 days in Tokyo & Penang Itinerary

33 days in Tokyo & Penang Itinerary

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33 days in Tokyo & Penang Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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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.
Explore George Town's surroundings by going to Saanen Dairy Goat Farm (in Balik Pulau) and Teluk Bahang (ESCAPE & Monkey Beach). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden, steep yourself in history at Armenian Street, and see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our George Town attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to George Town takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tokyo to George Town, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get a bit warmer in George Town: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off 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, Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi, Teluk Bahang, George Town
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
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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 Kuala Kedah Fort Historical Complex (in Kuala Kedah), Bukit Mertajam (Design Village Outlet Mall & Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest) and Sungai Petani (Pantai Merdeka, Dataran Zero Kilometer, & more). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, identify plant and animal life at Bukit Larut, admire the striking features of City Hall, and make a trip to Butterworth Art Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seberang Jaya trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from George Town to Seberang Jaya in an hour. November in Seberang Jaya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seberang Jaya

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Penang, Sungai Petani, Taiping, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 18:
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Penang Bird Park ©
Penang Bird Park
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

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