5 days in Penang Itinerary

5 days in Penang Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laser Battle and Colonial Penang Museum. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cannon Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Zone.

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Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

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Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."