13 days in Sabah Itinerary

13 days in Sabah Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
2
Kundasang
— 2 nights
3
Sandakan
— 4 nights
4
Semporna
— 2 nights

4
nights
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.
Spend the 1st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island, and look and learn at Signal Hill Observatory Platform.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In September, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Sapi Island ©
Sapi Island

2
nights
Kundasang

Kundasang ©
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Desa Dairy Farm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Kundasang War Memorial, thenexplore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sosodikon Hill.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kundasang trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kundasang

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Desa Dairy Farm ©
Desa Dairy Farm

4
nights
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.
Step out of Sandakan to go to Sukau and see Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple, and Head underground at Gomantong Cave Sandakan.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sandakan travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kundasang to Sandakan. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
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2
nights
Semporna

Semporna ©
A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipadan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): head off the coast to Mataking Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Semporna route maker app.

Fly from Sandakan to Semporna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Semporna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Semporna

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mataking Island
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Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) ©
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill)

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