5 days in Kuala Lumpur & Penang Island Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
George Town
— 1 night


Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Blue Lagoon Beach and Teluk Kemang. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Batu Caves and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
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George Town — 1 night

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally examine the collection at Penang House of Music.

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Getting from Kuala Lumpur to George Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town due to the time zone difference. October in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Penang Island travel guide

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.