5 days in Penang Island Itinerary

5 days in Penang Island Itinerary

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George Town
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George Town

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Colonial Penang Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Kapitan Keling Mosque and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town road trip planning tool.

Venice, Italy to George Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in George Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in George Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Penang Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · History Museums
Pearl of the Orient
Penang Island blends historical elements with natural exploration. Long a place of trade between Asian kingdoms and European colonial powers, the island's varied history and cultural influences are seen in a range of historical and cultural sites around its main urban centers, from British forts and factories to Chinese shophouses and narrow market streets. Outside of the towns, the island offers palm-lined beaches, sprawling native jungles, and agricultural land, which is known for providing the island with the fresh produce used in its thriving cuisine.