5 days in Kelantan & Kuala Terengganu Itinerary

5 days in Kelantan & Kuala Terengganu Itinerary

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Kota Bharu
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Kuala Terengganu
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Kota Bharu — 2 nights

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Step out of Kota Bharu with an excursion to Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha in Tumpat--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Pantai Cahaya Bulan, make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, hunt for treasures at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, and examine the collection at War Museum.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kota Bharu trip planner.

Alor Setar to Kota Bharu is an approximately 6-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In July in Kota Bharu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuala Terengganu.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Buruk beach and then hunt for treasures at Pasar Payang. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Kampung China (Chinatown), then pause for some photo ops at Turtle Sculpture, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Crystal Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuala Terengganu trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kuala Terengganu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Kelantan travel guide

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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.
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