7 days in Penang & Ipoh Itinerary

7 days in Penang & Ipoh Itinerary

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7 days in Penang & Ipoh Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ipoh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and Batu Ferringhi Beach. Kek Lok Si Temple and Chew Jetty are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, make a trip to Church of Immaculate Conception, admire the masterpieces at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, and see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to George Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to George Town. In February in George Town, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Perak Cave Temple and Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and Masjid An-Nur. Step out of Ipoh to go to Gopeng and see Gua Tempurung, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Bukit Kledang, examine the collection at Dream Big World, play a few rounds at Meru Valley Resort, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lata Ulu Chepor.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ipoh journey planner .

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from George Town to Ipoh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gopeng, Lata Ulu Chepor, Masjid An-Nur
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Perak Tong Cave Temple ©
Perak Tong Cave Temple
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

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