4 days in Terengganu Itinerary

4 days in Terengganu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Terengganu travel route planner

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Kuala Terengganu
— 2 nights
Bus to Merang Jetty, Shuttle to Kuala Besut, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Terengganu

— 2 nights
Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
Kuala Terengganu is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Perhentian Islands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Sultan Zainal Abidin, wander the streets of Kampung China (Chinatown), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Payang.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Terengganu road trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Pulau Perhentian Kecil

— 1 night

Small Perhentian

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
On the 30th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Kecil travel planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil takes 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pulau Perhentian Kecil can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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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.