7 days in Penang Island Itinerary

7 days in Penang Island Itinerary

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7 days in Penang Island Itinerary

Start: George Town
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George Town
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Air Itam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Balik Pulau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Teluk Bahang
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Tanjung Bungah
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
End: George Town

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George Town

George Town ©
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 Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Magic World Penang, Colonial Penang Museum, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Han Jiang Ancestral Temple, explore the world behind art at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then explore the world behind art at Batik Painting Museum Penang, then admire the masterpieces at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, and finally examine the collection at Penang House of Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Air Itam Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Penang Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Penang International Airport, Langkawi International Airport and Sultan Azlan Shah Airport. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Air Itam.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
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Khoo Kongsi

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Air Itam

Air Itam ©
Air Itam, a town in Penang just outside of George Town, is renowned for its impressive Buddhist temples and shrines.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Air Itam trip itinerary tool .

Air Itam is just a stone's throw from George Town. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Air Itam is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Balik Pulau.

Things to do in Air Itam

Tours Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

George Town, Penang Island
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Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. ©
Penang Homecooking School ©
Penang Homecooking School
Penang ©
Penang

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Balik Pulau

Balik Pulau ©
Balik Pulau is a town in the Southwest Penang Island District, Penang, Malaysia. On the 13th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Snake Temple, and then trek along Bukit Hijau.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Balik Pulau trip itinerary planning site .

Balik Pulau is just a stone's throw from Air Itam. January in Balik Pulau sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Teluk Bahang.

Things to do in Balik Pulau

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Snake Temple, Bukit Hijau
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Snake Temple ©
Snake Temple

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Teluk Bahang

Teluk Bahang ©
Tucked between sandy beaches and a dammed reservoir, the sleepy fishing town of Teluk Bahang provides entrance to the small but wildlife-packed Penang National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kerachut Beach. On the 14th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kerachut Beach, then kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi Beach, and finally stop by Penang Batik Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Penang Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Teluk Bahang travel route planner.

You can drive from Balik Pulau to Teluk Bahang in an hour. January in Teluk Bahang sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tanjung Bungah.

Things to do in Teluk Bahang

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang
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Tropical Spice Garden ©
Tropical Spice Garden
Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach

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Tanjung Bungah

Tanjung Bungah ©
Originally a quiet fishing village, today Tanjung Bungah makes up one of Penang's suburbs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tanjung Bungah road trip planner.

Tanjung Bungah is very close to Teluk Bahang. Traveling from Teluk Bahang to Tanjung Bungah, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Wed).
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Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque ©
Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque

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