7 days in Sabah & Penang Itinerary

7 days in Sabah & Penang Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sandakan
— 1 night
2
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights


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1
night
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 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sandakan trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan is an approximately 6-hour flight. April in Sandakan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple ©
Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), browse the different shops at Imago Shopping Mall and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Sabah Art Gallery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Kadaiku.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip builder.

You can fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Imago Shopping Mall ©
Imago Shopping Mall
Kadaiku ©
Kadaiku

3
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Visit Kek Lok Si Temple and Armenian Street for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Penang House of Music. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, revel in the low prices at Indochine Natural, and view the masterpieces at Hin Bus Depot.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip planner.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to George Town in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Indochine Natural
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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