7 days in Penang Itinerary

7 days in Penang Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 6 nights
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George Town, Penang Island

— 6 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Theme Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Penang Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our George Town trip app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to George Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in George Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang travel guide

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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."