6 days in Ipoh, Cameron Highlands & Penang Itinerary

6 days in Ipoh, Cameron Highlands & Penang Itinerary

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6 days in Ipoh, Cameron Highlands & Penang Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Ipoh
— 1 day
bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + train + ferry:  5​h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, then explore the world behind art at Funtasy House Trick Art, and then take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ipoh trip itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Ipoh

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Funtasy House Trick Art ©
Funtasy House Trick Art
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple ©
Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple

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nights
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands ©
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
On the 25th (Fri), experience rural life at Big Red Strawberry Farm, experience rural life at Blueberry Earthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sam Poh Temple, then browse the exhibits of Mah Meri Art Gallery, and finally experience rural life at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cameron Highlands itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Sam Poh Temple ©
Sam Poh Temple
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate ©
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate
Big Red Strawberry Farm ©
Big Red Strawberry Farm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then look for gifts at 5.4 North, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and then don't miss a visit to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read George Town online vacation builder .

Getting from Cameron Highlands to George Town by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

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