3 days in Penang Island Itinerary
Start: Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
End: Kuala Lumpur
Mon, Oct 17 - Wed, Oct 19
George Town — 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.Your day by day itinerary now includes AG Penang Private Tour Transports, Hin Bus Depot and Gurney Paragon Mall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queensbay Mall and Adventure Zone. Shop till you drop at Gurney Plaza and Coffee Tree. Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Penang House of Music, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis, and get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town road trip planning website.
Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Penang travel guide
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."