5 days in Penang Itinerary

5 days in Penang Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Batu Ferringhi Night Market, Straits Quay, Penang Times Square, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Batu Ferringhi Beach. When in George Town, make a side trip to see Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, approximately Teluk Bahang away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Spice Garden, and don't miss a visit to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary planner.

Johor Bahru to George Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johor Bahru to George Town. In March, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
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."