3 days in Pahang Itinerary

3 days in Pahang Itinerary

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Cherating
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Pekan
— 1 night
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Gambang
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Kuantan
— 1 night
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Cherating

A small beach town on the east coast of Malaysia and the location of Asia’s first Club Med resort, Cherating these days thrives on backpacker tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): head outdoors with Cherating Fire Fly and then explore the activities along Cherating River.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cherating online tour itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur to Cherating is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Cherating can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Pekan.

Things to do in Cherating

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Pekan

— 1 night
The Pekan District, located on the banks of the Pahang River 50 km south of Kuantan and 280 km from Kuala Lumpur, is the Royal Town of the Malaysian state of Pahang Darul Makmur. On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Abu Bakar Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pekan tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cherating to Pekan takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gambang.

Things to do in Pekan

Museums
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Gambang

Gambang is a town in Kuantan District, Pahang, Malaysia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bukit Gambang Safari Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gambang trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Pekan to Gambang in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuantan.

Things to do in Gambang

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Kuantan

— 1 night
The capital of Malaysia's third-largest state, busy Kuantan remains generally untouristed, yet continues to grow as a residential urban community.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at East Coast Mall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Chempedak, and then go deep underground at Sungai Lembing Mines.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuantan trip builder tool.

Kuantan is just a short distance from Gambang. In August in Kuantan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kuantan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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Pahang travel guide

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Theme Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Pahang, the largest state on Peninsular Malaysia, encompasses the Pahang River basin. The highland area of the state features rolling hills of agricultural land, along with temperate retreats, which were established during the colonial era with luxury hotels and amusements. The rainforest region hosts many rare and endangered animals, such as tigers, elephants, and tapir. The coastal areas offer flatter terrain along limestone cliffs that descend down to fine, sandy beaches. Out at sea, a set of islands provides great dive spots with coral formations.