29 days in Penang Itinerary

29 days in Penang Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Penang Trip Planner

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Butterworth
— 1 day
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George Town, Penang Island
— 28 nights
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Butterworth

— 1 day
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait.
On the 1st (Sat), walk around Penang Bird Park, then contemplate the long history of George Town, and then take a stroll through Little India - Penang.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Butterworth vacation planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Butterworth

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

George Town, Penang Island

— 28 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Heritage on a Plate and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple. Get outdoors at Monkey Beach and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Get out of town with these interesting George Town side-trips: Balik Pulau (Ghee Hup Nutmeg Factory & Saanen Dairy Goat Farm), Tropical Fruit Farm (in Batu Ferringhi) and Escape Theme Park (in Teluk Bahang). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, make a trip to Cannon Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read George Town trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Butterworth to George Town takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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."