9 days in Kundasang, Kota Kinabalu & Labuan Island Itinerary

9 days in Kundasang, Kota Kinabalu & Labuan Island Itinerary

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9 days in Kundasang, Kota Kinabalu & Labuan Island Itinerary

Kota Kinabalu
Drive:  2​h
Kundasang
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Kota Kinabalu
— 6 nights
Fly:  45​min
Labuan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
Kota Kinabalu

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Kundasang

Kundasang ©
Kundasang is a town in the district of Ranau in Sabah, Malaysia that lies along the bank of Kundasang Valley. On the 19th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Kundasang War Memorial, then experience rural life at Desa Dairy Farm, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sabah Tea Garden Day Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kundasang driving holiday planner.

Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabah, Sabah Tea Garden Day Tours
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Desa Dairy Farm ©
Desa Dairy Farm
Kundasang War Memorial ©
Kundasang War Memorial

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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.
Let the collections at Sabah State Museum and Signal Hill Observatory Platform capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Manukan Island, see the interesting displays at Marine Aquarium and Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

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You can drive from Kundasang to Kota Kinabalu in 2 hours. In December in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Labuan Island.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
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Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park ©
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Chimney, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Labuan Bird Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Layang-layang Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Surrender Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Labuan Island trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Labuan Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Layang-layang Beach ©
Layang-layang Beach
Surrender Point ©
Surrender Point
Labuan Bird Park ©
Labuan Bird Park

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