8 days in Penang Itinerary

8 days in Penang Itinerary

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8 days in Penang Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Bukit Mertajam
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Bukit Mertajam

Bukit Mertajam ©
Bukit Mertajam is a major town in Central Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church and then take a peaceful walk through Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Butterworth Art Walk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth, and then admire the landmark architecture of City Hall.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bukit Mertajam tour app .

Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Bukit Mertajam

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Butterworth, City Hall
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St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth ©
Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth
City Hall ©
City Hall

6
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.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read George Town trip planner.

Getting from Bukit Mertajam to George Town by car takes about an hour. In December in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Escape Theme Park, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Indochine Natural, Laser Battle
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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