5 days in Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Ipoh Itinerary

5 days in Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Ipoh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia journey planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Ipoh
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Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur tour builder app.

Melaka to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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George Town, Penang Island

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to George Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Ipoh

The Town Built on Tin

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.
For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ipoh day trip planner.

Drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Kuala Lumpur

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

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."