5 days in Penang Island Itinerary
— 4 nights
Mon, Oct 3 - Fri, Oct 7
George Town — 4 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 an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the George Town travel site.
Jakarta, Indonesia to George Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in October: highs in George Town hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Penang Island, Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple, Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, Batu Ferringhi Beach
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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.