8 days in Penang Itinerary

8 days in Penang Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
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George Town, Penang Island — 7 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tropical Fruit Farm (in Batu Ferringhi), Teluk Bahang (Escape Theme Park & Monkey Beach) and Teluk Bahang Beach (in Tanjung Bungah). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, visit Chew Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our George Town day trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to George Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to George Town. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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."
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