6 days in Pangkor, Ipoh & Penang Itinerary

6 days in Pangkor, Ipoh & Penang Itinerary

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6 days in Pangkor, Ipoh & Penang Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Pangkor
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 30​min
2
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Pangkor

Pangkor ©
The island of Pangkor retains a markedly less touristy feel, making it a perfect getaway for those looking to escape the crowds.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): head off the coast to Pangkor Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach, then don't miss a visit to Foo Lin Kong Temple, and finally make a trip to Dutch Fort.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pangkor trip maker .

Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. In December, daily temperatures in Pangkor can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ipoh.

Things to do in Pangkor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pulau Pangkor
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Coral Beach ©
Coral Beach
Pangkor Island ©
Pangkor Island
Foo Lin Kong Temple ©
Foo Lin Kong Temple

1
night
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then see the interesting displays at Dream Big World, and finally find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pangkor to Ipoh. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Batu Ferringhi.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks Museums
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Lost World Of Tambun ©
Lost World Of Tambun
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

2
nights
Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Batu Ferringhi ©
Situated on the northern coast of Penang, the resort town of Batu Ferringhi has traditionally thrived as a tourism hotspot, with visitors flocking to experience the sun, sea, and sand.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Spice Garden, find something for the whole family at ESCAPE, and then don't miss a visit to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and then kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Batu Ferringhi trip maker app .

You can drive from Ipoh to Batu Ferringhi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Batu Ferringhi

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, ESCAPE
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Tropical Spice Garden ©
Tropical Spice Garden
ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE

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nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Chew Jetty, then examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception.

Before you visit George Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

George Town is very close to Batu Ferringhi. In December, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

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