6 days in Kedah, Perlis & Penang Itinerary

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Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Alor Setar
Alor Setar
— 2 nights
Kuala Perlis
— 1 night
George Town, Penang Island
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar


Alor Setar — 2 nights

Explore Alor Setar's surroundings by going to Gunung Jerai (in Kuala Ketil) and Sungai Petani (Dataran Zero Kilometer, Sungai Petani Clock Tower, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Zahir Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pekan Rabu Complex, make a trip to Menara Tanjung Chali, and see the interesting displays at Kedah Paddy Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Alor Setar attractions planner.

Pulau Perhentian Besar to Alor Setar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. June in Alor Setar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuala Perlis.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Kuala Perlis — 1 night

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuala Perlis trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Alor Setar to Kuala Perlis takes an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alor Setar to Kuala Perlis. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to George Town.
Historic Sites · Museums
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George Town, Penang Island

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our George Town road trip planning app.

Drive from Kuala Perlis to George Town in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Perlis to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to home.
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Kedah travel guide

Beaches · Bridges · Aquariums
Abode of Peace
Kedah, a state comprised of flat, arable terrain on the mainland and an archipelago of islands just off the coast, has earned the nickname, “The Rice Bowl of Malaysia” for its landscape of small towns dotted across rice paddies and farms. The region's beaches and lagoons are rich in marine life. The archipelago has been developed as a tourist's paradise, with activity and relaxation both playing a leading role in most Kedah holidays.

Perlis travel guide

Caves · Sacred & Religious Sites · Nature & Parks

Penang travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
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."