9 days in George Town, Ipoh & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

9 days in George Town, Ipoh & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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9 days in George Town, Ipoh & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  3​h 30​min
George Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

George Town

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Appreciate the collections at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Teochew Puppet and Opera House. Get some cultural insight at Armenian Street and Penang House of Music. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Chew Jetty, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Protestant Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Chulia Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the George Town trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to George Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Indochine Natural
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©


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.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Yasmin At Kong Heng, view the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art, get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, examine the collection at Dream Big World, then view the masterpieces at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of 22 Hale Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ipoh visit website .

Getting from George Town to Ipoh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Ipoh are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Shopping
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Miniature Wonders Art Gallery ©
Miniature Wonders Art Gallery
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Dream Big World ©
Dream Big World

Kuala Lumpur

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.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur or Pavilion KL. Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. The adventure continues: walk around KL Bird Park, take in the exciting artwork at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and look for all kinds of wild species at Saga Hill Trial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur route planner.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Saga Hill Trial, Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park