31 days in Bangkok, Penang & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

31 days in Bangkok, Penang & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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31 days in Bangkok, Penang & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Butterworth, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
George Town, Malaysia
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 10 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Seoul, South Korea

8
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Venture out of the city with trips to Ayutthaya (Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya Ruins, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), look for all kinds of wild species at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market, and explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok online route planner .

Seoul, South Korea to Bangkok is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Seoul to Bangkok, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Bangkok is somewhat warmer than Seoul - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Butterworth.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

1
night
Butterworth, Malaysia

Butterworth ©
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of City Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, then take a peaceful walk through Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Penang Christian Cemetery, take a stroll through Chinatown - Penang, take a stroll through Little India - Penang, then don't miss a visit to Butterworth Art Walk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok to Butterworth. In September in Butterworth, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Butterworth

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Penang, Bukit Mertajam, St. George's Church
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St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church
Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest ©

9
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ESCAPE and Armenian Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Saanen Dairy Goat Farm (in Balik Pulau) and Kerachut Beach (in Teluk Bahang). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), go for a walk through Street Art in George Town, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Plan trip to George Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Butterworth to George Town in an hour. September in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Penang Island, Teluk Bahang, Adventure Zone, Saanen Dairy Goat Farm, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque
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ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE
Street Art in George Town ©
Street Art in George Town

10
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Chin Swee Cave Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuala Lumpur: Port Dickson (Windmill PD Farm, Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple, & more), Putrajaya (Putra Mosque & IOI City Mall) and Sepang International Circuit (in Sepang). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stroll around KLCC Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip builder site .

You can fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Putrajaya, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Muzium Warisan Melayu UPM / Malay Heritage Museum, Batu Caves
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Food Tours

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