14 days in Sydney & Penang Island Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 5 nights

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Sydney, Australia — 8 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Spooners Lookout, The Three Sisters, &more) and Leura (Saint Bonaventure's Church & Leura Mall). The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stop by Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder tool.

George Town, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Sydney is 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from George Town in September: highs in Sydney hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to George Town.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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George Town, Malaysia — 5 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, go for a walk through Street Art in George Town, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the George Town online trip builder.

You can fly from Sydney to George Town in 13 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sydney to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in George Town hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.
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