5 days in Sabah Itinerary

5 days in Sabah Itinerary

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5 days in Sabah Itinerary

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

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Labuan War Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at World War II Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Layang-layang Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Labuan Island road trip planning site .

Kuala Lumpur to Labuan Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. In December in Labuan Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

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Layang-layang Beach ©
Layang-layang Beach
Labuan War Cemetery ©
Labuan War Cemetery

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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.
Step out of Kota Kinabalu with an excursion to Rumah Terbalik in Tamparuli--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and play a few rounds at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

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Side Trips

Mount Kinabalu, Rumah Terbalik
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Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club ©
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and then identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandakan trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sandakan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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