7 days in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu & Kelantan Itinerary

7 days in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu & Kelantan Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Kuala Berang
— 1 night
Kota Bharu
— 2 nights


Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kids will enjoy Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, make a splash at Sunway Lagoon, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and stroll around KL Bird Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kuala Lumpur. In November, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuala Berang.
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Kuala Berang — 1 night

Kuala Berang is the seat and largest town of Hulu Terengganu District, Terengganu, Malaysia. On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Sekayu Agriculture Park - Taman Pertanian Negeri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kenyir Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Kuala Berang Memorial Inscription, and finally admire the sheer force of Sekayu Waterfall.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Berang route site.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Berang takes 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kuala Berang are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Kota Bharu.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Kota Bharu — 2 nights

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Muzium Diraja Istana Batu, walk around Padang Merdeka, then examine the collection at Min House Camp, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Ar-Rahman Mukim Pulau Gajah. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, make a trip to Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha, then make a trip to Wat Mai Suwankiri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al-Muhammadi.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Bharu day trip site.

Drive from Kuala Berang to Kota Bharu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Terengganu travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands
Abode of Faith
An area of impressive coastal settlements and natural abundance, Terengganu is part of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. The state possesses a predominantly Malay culture (thanks to a limited history of migration), with mosques, traditional arts centers, and regal architecture providing the focal points of urban area. The region features waterfalls, wetlands, and forests in a state known for the tranquility of its rural areas. Along the coast, beaches are renowned for their calm atmosphere and offer prime snorkeling and diving sites.

Kelantan travel guide

Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.