7 days in Sabah Itinerary

7 days in Sabah Itinerary

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7 days in Sabah Itinerary

Muscat
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Semporna
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Labuan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Sandakan
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Muscat

1
day
Semporna

Semporna
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Semporna trip maker site .

Muscat, Oman to Semporna is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Muscat to Semporna. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Muscat in February, with highs in Semporna at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Labuan Island.

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Wildlife Beaches Parks
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2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Surrender Point and then kick back and relax at Layang-layang Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Labuan Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Jamek An-nur, then stroll the grounds of World War II Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of Labuan War Cemetery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Labuan Island vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Semporna to Labuan Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Labuan Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

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Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Layang-layang Beach ©
Layang-layang Beach
Labuan War Cemetery ©
Labuan War Cemetery
Masjid Jamek An-nur ©
Masjid Jamek An-nur

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Centre Point Sabah, head off the coast to Manukan Island, and then browse the different shops at Imago Shopping Mall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker app .

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. In February in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

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Imago Shopping Mall ©
Imago Shopping Mall
Centre Point Sabah ©
Centre Point Sabah
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

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day
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 12th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sandakan holiday planning site .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Wildlife Parks Museums
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