5 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

5 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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— 1 night
Kuala Kangsar
— 1 day
— 1 night
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights


Ipoh — 1 night

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 3rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and then get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ipoh online sightseeing planner.

Petaling Jaya to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Kuala Kangsar.
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Kuala Kangsar — 1 day

Experience the lifestyle of a Malaysian sultan in the royal capital of Kuala Kangsar.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah and then take in the views from Victoria Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Kangsar trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Kuala Kangsar takes an hour. November in Kuala Kangsar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Taiping.
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Taiping — 1 night

The green city of Taiping remains one of the country's most innovative cities--it established Malaysia's first museum, first railway, and first newspaper.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Taiping online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Kangsar to Taiping takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Taiping are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to George Town.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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George Town, Penang Island — 2 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
George Town is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and stop by Chew Jetty.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the George Town attractions planner.

Getting from Taiping to George Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Taiping to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips
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Penang travel guide

Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
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."