12 days in Malaysia & Bandar Seri Begawan Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia & Bandar Seri Begawan Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia & Bandar Seri Begawan Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  5​h
1
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Labuan Island, Malaysia
— Few hours
ferry:  4​h
3
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Sandakan, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong, China

2
nights
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan ©
The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brunei Museum, Kampong Ayer - Venice of East and Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bandar Seri Begawan trip itinerary planner .

Hong Kong, China to Bandar Seri Begawan is an approximately 6-hour flight. In March, Bandar Seri Begawan is a bit warmer than Hong Kong - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Labuan Island.

Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Royal Regalia Museum ©
Royal Regalia Museum
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque ©
Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
Brunei Museum ©
Brunei Museum

few
hours
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.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Labuan Island route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bandar Seri Begawan to Labuan Island. In March, daily temperatures in Labuan Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Labuan Island

Historic Sites
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Masjid Jamek An-nur ©
Masjid Jamek An-nur

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and River Rafting & Tubing. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monsopiad Cultural Village and Sri Pasupathinath Alayam.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Labuan Island to Kota Kinabalu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pasupathinath Alayam ©
Sri Pasupathinath Alayam
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple and Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lankayan island and Bao Gong Temple. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, take a stroll through Kg Pukat Fisherman Village, and stroll through Sandakan Rainforest Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sandakan trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sandakan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature
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