28 days in Sabah & Kalimantan Itinerary

28 days in Sabah & Kalimantan Itinerary

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 6 nights
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Labuan Island, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Sandakan, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Semporna, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Pulau Kakaban, Indonesia
— 1 day
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Derawan Islands, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
— 3 nights

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum and Sri Pasupathinath Alayam. Appreciate the collections at Sabah State Museum and Marine Aquarium and Museum. Step out of Kota Kinabalu with an excursion to Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club in Tuaran--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, and kick back and relax at Tanjung Aru Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Kota Kinabalu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Kota Kinabalu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Labuan Island.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Climbing Tours
4.8
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.2

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Labuan Island, Malaysia

Labuan Island ©
Striking a balance between financial hub and tourist attraction, Labuan Island offers much of the appeal of Penang without the hordes of tourists.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Labuan War Cemetery and Masjid Jamek An-nur. Take a break from the city and head to Labuan Beach and Layang-layang Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at World War II Memorial, don't miss a visit to Labuan Square (Dataran Labuan), head off the coast to Pulau Rusukan Besar, and play a few rounds at Labuan International Golf Club.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Labuan Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Labuan Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Labuan Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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5
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Sandakan, Malaysia

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple and Agnes Newton Keith Home. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Sandakan Memorial Park. Step out of Sandakan to go to Sukau and see Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Danum Valley Conservation Area, take a peaceful walk through Deramakot Forest Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, and head outdoors with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sandakan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Labuan Island to Sandakan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sandakan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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3
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Semporna, Malaysia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sipadan National Park and Mataking Island. Take a break from the city and head to Bohey Dulang Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: head off the coast to Tun Sakaran Marine Park and contemplate the long history of Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Semporna trip app.

Getting from Sandakan to Semporna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Semporna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Kakaban.

Things to do in Semporna

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Pulau Kakaban, Indonesia

Pulau Kakaban ©
On the 28th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kakaban Island and then stroll through Sting-less Jellyfish Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pulau Kakaban online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Semporna to Pulau Kakaban with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Derawan Islands.

Things to do in Pulau Kakaban

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Island
Kakaban Island
4.8

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Derawan Islands, Indonesia

Derawan Islands ©
Derawan Islands sit in the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the most diverse marine habitats in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Whale Shark Point and then step off the mainland to explore Derawan Archipelago. On your second day here, head off the coast to Sangalaki Island and then head off the coast to Maratua Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Derawan Islands trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Pulau Kakaban to Derawan Islands with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pangkalan Bun.

Things to do in Derawan Islands

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Maratua Island
4.6

3
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Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia

Pangkalan Bun ©
Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Explore hidden gems such as Tanjung Puting National Park and Arut River. Get outdoors at Camp Leakey and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pangkalan Bun day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Derawan Islands to Pangkalan Bun with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Camp Leakey
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8

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