14 days in Penang Itinerary

14 days in Penang Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 8 nights
Shuttle
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Bayan Lepas, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bukit Mertajam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Butterworth
— 1 night
Drive

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George Town, Penang Island

— 8 nights
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 Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, admire the natural beauty at Penang Botanical Gardens, and admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the George Town road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to George Town. In November, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Bayan Lepas.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Bayan Lepas, Penang Island

— 2 nights
A modern counterpoint to traditional Georgetown, Bayan Lepas serves as a Free Industrial Zone on Penang and hosts the island's international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Saanen Dairy Goat Farm and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Snake Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bayan Lepas trip planner.

Bayan Lepas is just a stone's throw from George Town. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bukit Mertajam.

Things to do in Bayan Lepas

Spas · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Bukit Mertajam

— 2 nights
Bukit Mertajam is a major town in Central Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bukit Mertajam: Sungai Sedim Recreational Forest (in Kulim) and Kota Ngah Ibrahim (in Taiping). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, browse the different shops at Megamal Pinang, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bukit Mertajam trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bayan Lepas to Bukit Mertajam in an hour. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Bukit Mertajam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Butterworth.

Things to do in Bukit Mertajam

Nature · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Butterworth

— 1 night
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Penang Bird Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Butterworth day trip planning tool.

Butterworth is very close to Bukit Mertajam. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Butterworth

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
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."

Seberang Perai District travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Parks · Churches
Nature lovers and adventurers delight in a Seberang Perai District holiday, as the area offers an outstanding variety of outdoor things to do. The district's natural scenery remains its centerpiece--here you'll find bird sanctuaries, recreational parks lined with hiking trails, and humble fishing villages. Learn more about the local lifestyle by staying with a local family, or head south in search of a seafood heaven made up of a series of small villages lined up along the riverfront.