Ipoh Itinerary 1 Day

Explore the best places to visit in 1 day in Ipoh with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

Ipoh One Day Trip Itineraries

Spending 1 day in Ipoh? Refer these recently created 1 day Ipoh travel itineraries.

A Day in Ipoh - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Ipoh is the third largest city in Malaysia and is still not known to many tourists. The city has everything from museums, parks, castles, religious places to caves and limestone hills. If you are spending only one day in Ipoh, then follow this travel plan to get the exact idea of what city has to offer.

Is one day enough for Ipoh?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Ipoh? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Ipoh is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Ipoh could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Ipoh, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Ipoh, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Ipoh vacation?

It can be worth having a petite backpack for Ipoh day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Ipoh:

  • Light jacket
  • Maps and Brochures
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Camera with batteries

How much money do you need for 1 day in Ipoh?

The average daily price for traveling in Ipoh is USD 43. The average price of food for one day is USD 6.4. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 66.

What to do in Ipoh Day Trip?

The best way to explore Ipoh in 1 day is to visit the best Ipoh attractions and avoid the crowd whenever possible. This Ipoh itinerary of 1 day takes you to the landmark spots like Ipoh World, Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple, Ho Yan Hor Museum.


Start your morning with Kellie's Castle which is also known as Kellie's Folly. Located on the outskirts of the city, it will take around half an hour to reach the site from the centre of the city. This lovely mansion was never completed and has suffered from the ravages of time and the ruins. But, you can still see the influence of Hindu religion and Indian architecture here. It is fascinating to know the history of the majestic castle. You can easily spend a couple of hours wandering through the ruins.


You can come back in Ipoh to grab a lunch and explore the city. Do not forget to try street food in this lovely, little town. Delicious dishes like char kway teow, satay, or Hakka mee will pamper your taste buds like never before. And now it's time to head towards newly opened theme park in the city - MAPS Perak. This place will keep you entertained with its 40 attractions in six themed zones. You can enjoy thrill rides, animation parks, fantasy forest as well as the lakeside area. MAPS Perak is a great place for kids and adults alike. You must include this site in your 2-day itinerary of Ipoh.


If you have only 24 hours in Ipoh, then visiting cave temples is a must. Located inside the cave, Sam Poh Tong temple is one of the oldest places of worship in the city. This largest cave temple in Malaysia is home to a reclining Buddha figure and has a turtle pond on the premises. As the site is established on a small mountain, coming here around sunset has some perks. You will get a chance to admire stunning landscapes and panoramic views of the city.


Areas like Kong Heng Square or Jalan Dato Tahwl are perfect for experiencing the nightlife in Ipoh. These streets start bustling with people after the sun goes down. The city is also known for having some lively night markets where you can take in the true essence of this rustic city. These markets also offer a chance to shop for some unique things and souvenirs. Pack your bags and head to Ipoh to explore this hidden gem.

Ipoh travel tips to save time and money

Easy and handy Ipoh guidelines for your one day trip in Ipoh:

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Ipoh sightseeing tour
  • Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
  • Don't leave your planning until the last minute

Where to stay for 1 day in Ipoh?

Since you have only 24 hours in Ipoh, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Ipoh for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.

Best places to eat in Ipoh if you've only 1 day:

Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.

Local transportation in Ipoh

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Ipoh and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.

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