12 days in Tawau Division, Sandakan & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

12 days in Tawau Division, Sandakan & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

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12 days in Tawau Division, Sandakan & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

Kota Kinabalu
Drive:  8​h
Tawau Division
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kota Kinabalu
— 7 nights
Kota Kinabalu

2
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Tawau Division

Tawau Division ©
On the 8th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Table Waterfall and then examine the collection at Teck Guan Cocoa Village & Cocoa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Ulu Kalumpang Forest Reserve and then stop by Pasar Tanjung.

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Kota Kinabalu to Tawau Division is an approximately 8-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Tawau Division can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

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Pasar Tanjung ©
Pasar Tanjung

2
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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 10th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, then get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and then steep yourself in history at Agnes Newton Keith Home.

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Drive from Tawau Division to Sandakan in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Signal Hill Observatory Platform. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, browse the eclectic array of goods at Gaya Street Sunday Market, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, and head off the coast to Mamutik Island.

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Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
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Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

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