3 days in Sabah Itinerary

3 days in Sabah Itinerary

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3 days in Sabah Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  4​h
Labuan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
Kota Kinabalu
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Sandakan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Kuala Lumpur

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Labuan Island

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.
On the 13th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Surrender Point and then stroll through Layang-layang Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Labuan Island road trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur to Labuan Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. In January, daily temperatures in Labuan Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Labuan Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Layang-layang Beach ©
Layang-layang Beach
Surrender Point ©
Surrender Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu day trip app .

You can fly from Labuan Island to Kota Kinabalu in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 15th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sandakan tour planner.

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Sandakan Memorial Park ©
Sandakan Memorial Park

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