6 days in Penang & Langkawi Itinerary

6 days in Penang & Langkawi Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Langkawi, Taxi to Langkawi
— 3 nights


George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and then see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Ferringhi Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our George Town attractions site.

Putrajaya to George Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Putrajaya to George Town. In September, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips


An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step out of the city life by going to Cenang Beach and Zipline. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, identify plant and animal life at Pulau Payar Marine Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Penang travel guide

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."