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3 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

An island with a rich, cultural heritage and mouthwatering cuisine

3 Days
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With a unique culture and heritage that stems from Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences, the vibrant island of Penang and its capital George Town has a rich cultural heritage and mouthwatering cuisine!

Explore fishing villages, thriving local markets, beautiful architecture and one of the world's smallest national parks teeming with wildlife.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Wander George Town's shophouse lined lanes and view its famous street art murals
  • Cycle through quaint fishing villages on a tour through the Malay countryside
  • Trek through beach-fringed forests in Malaysia's smallest national park, home to an abundance of wildlife
  • Sample delicious dishes from the numerous hawker stalls
  • Visit Khoo Kongsi, a spectacular colourful clanhouse in George Town
  • Marvel at Kek Lok Si Temple, Malaysia's largest Buddhist temple
  • Go back in time and visit the ostentatious Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a stunning, lovingly restored private residence in George Town

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • ACTIVITYBike tour through Malay countryside (see notes)
      The Whiteaways Arcade, Beach Street, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYExplore Little India
      Little India, Lebuh Pasar, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYEnjoy George Town’s Historic Centre
      George Town, Penang, Malaysia
    • FOODEat at Red Garden Hawker Centre
      Red Garden Food Paradise, Lebuh Leith, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
  • Day 2

    • FOODCoffee @ Norm Micro Roastery
      Norm Micro Roastery, Gat Lebuh Gereja, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYHiking at Penang National Park
      Penang National Park, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYPinang Peranakan Mansion
      Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Church Street, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
    • FOODCoffee @ Ome by Spacebar Coffee
      Ome by Spacebar Coffee, Lorong Toh Aka, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYKhoo Kongsi
      Khoo Kongsi, Cannon Square, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITYKek Lok Si Temple
      Kek Lok Si Temple, Kek Lok Si Temple, Jalan Balik Pulau, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYFunicular Railway to Penang Hill
      Penang Hill Funicular Cable Car Station, Bukit Bendera, Penang, Malaysia