3 days in Ipoh & Penang Itinerary

3 days in Ipoh & Penang Itinerary

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3 days in Ipoh & Penang Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Ipoh
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Air Itam, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Perak Cave Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ipoh trip tool .

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Air Itam.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Perak Cave Temple ©
Perak Cave Temple

2
nights
Air Itam, Penang Island

Air Itam ©
Air Itam, a town in Penang just outside of George Town, is renowned for its impressive Buddhist temples and shrines.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get your game on at Laser Battle, take an in-depth tour of Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Beach, and finally admire the engineering at Teluk Bahang Dam.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Air Itam trip planner .

Getting from Ipoh to Air Itam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Air Itam

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Penang Island, Monkey Beach, Laser Battle
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Monkey Beach ©
Monkey Beach
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery ©
Suffolk House ©
Suffolk House

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