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:  3 h
1
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then examine the collection at Dream Big World, then examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh itinerary maker app .

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks Museums
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Lost World Of Tambun ©
Lost World Of Tambun
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

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day
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then make a trip to Chew Jetty, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our George Town online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Ipoh to George Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to George Town due to the time zone difference. August in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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