10 days in Sabah Itinerary

10 days in Sabah Itinerary

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Kota Kinabalu
— 5 nights
2
Kundasang
— 1 night
3
Kudat
— 1 night
4
Sandakan
— 2 nights

5
nights
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu ©
A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kokol Hill and Sabah Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Manukan Island, explore the landscape on two wheels at Taman Awam Teluk Likas, relax in the rural setting at Desa Dairy Farm, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planner.

Sibu to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Spas
Kokol Hill ©
Kokol Hill

1
night
Kundasang

Kundasang ©
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Sosodikon Hill, thenexplore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, and then meet the residents at Arnab Village.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kundasang trip planning website.

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kudat.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kinabalu Park, Arnab Village
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Arnab Village ©
Arnab Village

1
night
Kudat

Kudat ©
Close to the northernmost part of Borneo, Kudat has proved popular among tourists for its range of things to do and see, as well as its leafy landscapes and white sandy beaches.
On the 28th (Mon), wander the streets of Kampung Gong Matunggong, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tindakon Dazang Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bak-Bak Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kudat road trip planning site.

Getting from Kundasang to Kudat by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kudat can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kudat

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tindakon Dazang Beach ©
Tindakon Dazang Beach

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Sandakan

Sandakan
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple, thentake a stroll through Kg Pukat Fisherman Village, and then head outdoors with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and then identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sandakan travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kudat to Sandakan. In September, daytime highs in Sandakan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

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Kg Pukat Fisherman Village ©
Kg Pukat Fisherman Village
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

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