5 days in Penang Itinerary

5 days in Penang Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
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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 Walking tours. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cannon Street, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and stroll through The Habitat Penang Hill.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read George Town journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In May in George Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly 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 · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
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."