36 days in Penang Itinerary

36 days in Penang Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Penang Trip Planner

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Butterworth
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 30 nights
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Butterworth

— 3 nights
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait.
Get out of town with these interesting Butterworth side-trips: Bayan Lepas (Aquarium of Fisheries Research Institute & Snake Temple), George Town (Gurney Plaza, Hainan Temple, &more) and St. Anne's Church (in Bukit Mertajam). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth, contemplate the long history of George Town, wander the streets of Chinatown - Penang, and visit Little India - Penang.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Butterworth trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Butterworth is an approximately 180-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Butterworth reach 87°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Butterworth

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

George Town, Penang Island

— 30 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from George Town: Jump Street Trampoline Park (in Bayan Lepas), Teluk Bahang Beach (in Tanjung Bungah) and Teluk Bahang (Monkey Beach & Escape Theme Park). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, explore the world behind art at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and wander the streets of Chew Jetty.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Butterworth to George Town takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel 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."