7 days in Penang & Melaka Itinerary

7 days in Penang & Melaka Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
When in George Town, make a side trip to see Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, approximately Teluk Bahang away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, make a trip to Street Art in George Town, and get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to George Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to George Town is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Melaka

— 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Ghee Hiang @ Jonker, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka road trip planning tool.

Fly from George Town to Melaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In September in Melaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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."