10 days in Penang & Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Penang & Taiwan Itinerary

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10 days in Penang & Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  12 h
2
Nantou, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
New Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see ESCAPE, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, make a trip to Chew Jetty, get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, and contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in George Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

2
nights
Nantou, Taiwan

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Step out of Nantou to go to Central District and see Mark Taiwan, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, delve into the lush surroundings at Gingko Path, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nantou trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from George Town to Nantou takes 12 hours. Traveling from George Town to Nantou, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from George Town in March, expect Nantou to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Mark Taiwan
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

4
nights
New Taipei, Taiwan

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Explore New Taipei's surroundings by going to National Palace Museum (in Shilin) and Yangmingshan National Park (in Beitou). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xin Zhuang Ci You Temple, get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Taipei road trip tool .

You can drive from Nantou to New Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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