38 days in Penang Itinerary

38 days in Penang Itinerary

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Butterworth
— 5 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 32 nights
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Butterworth

— 5 nights
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait.
Venture out of the city with trips to George Town (Gurney Plaza, Cheah Kongsi, &more), Taiping (Taiping Lake Gardens & Zoo Taiping & Night Safari) and Penang Golf Resort (in Kepala Batas). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Penang Christian Cemetery, steep yourself in history at George Town, and take a stroll through Little India - Penang.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Butterworth tour itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Butterworth, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Butterworth

Parks · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

George Town, Penang Island

— 32 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near George Town: Sunway Carnival Mall (in Seberang Jaya), Bayan Lepas (Penang Golf Club & Jump Street Trampoline Park) and Teluk Bahang (Monkey Beach & Escape Theme Park). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Butterworth to George Town in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride 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."