14 days in Sabah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sabah vacation planner
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Labuan Island
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights


Semporna — 1 night

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 26th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Bohey Dulang Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sipadan National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Semporna online trip itinerary maker.

Kota Kinabalu to Semporna is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. November in Semporna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Sandakan — 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Danum Valley Conservation Area and Kinabatangan Jungle Camp. Visiting Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure and Gomantong Cave Sandakan will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Lankayan island, contemplate the long history of Agnes Newton Keith Home, take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, and walk around Sandakan Rainforest Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandakan trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Semporna to Sandakan with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Labuan Island.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Labuan Island — 2 nights

Striking a balance between financial hub and tourist attraction, Labuan Island offers much of the appeal of Penang without the hordes of tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of World War II Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Labuan War Cemetery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Labuan Marine Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Labuan Clock Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): walk around Taman Muhibbah, see the interesting displays at Labuan Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of MChimney, and finally appreciate the history behind Surrender Point.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Labuan Island trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Labuan Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Labuan Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Keningau.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Keningau — 1 night

Keningau is a district and town in Interior Division, Sabah, Malaysia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Keningau Oath Stone and then get a dose of the wild on Orou Sapulot.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Keningau vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Labuan Island to Keningau takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kundasang.
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Kundasang — 1 night

Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu, then don't miss a visit to Kundasang Market, and then appreciate the history behind Kundasang War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kundasang trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Keningau to Kundasang takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kota Kinabalu.
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Kota Kinabalu — 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club. Explore hidden gems such as Mantanani Paradise and Mount Kinabalu National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: Tuaran (Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La & Tuaran Crocodile Farm). The adventure continues: cruise along Kokol Hill, play a few rounds at Nexus Resort Golf Course, go for a stroll along the water at Jesselton Point, and stop by The Borneo Shop.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kundasang to Kota Kinabalu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Sabah travel guide

Nature & Parks · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Land Below the Wind
One of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, Sabah sits as the easternmost state in the country. The state's many natural attractions, nature reserves, and national parks, are home to an overwhelming range of animal and plant life, including the famed proboscis monkey. Off the coast, dive spots beckon many tourists, who come to explore the rich marine environment in protected areas. Historically a very culturally diverse part of the country, the towns and villages offer heritage museums, vibrant architecture, and cuisine that takes inspiration from the wider region.