5 days in Kota Bharu & Kuala Terengganu Itinerary

5 days in Kota Bharu & Kuala Terengganu Itinerary

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Kota Bharu
— 2 nights
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Kuala Terengganu
— 2 nights
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Kota Bharu — 2 nights

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Explore Kota Bharu's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kuala Besut) and Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha (in Tumpat). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, step off the mainland to explore Perhentian Islands, make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, and examine the collection at Istana Jahar.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kota Bharu road trip website.

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Muzium Negeri Terengganu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crystal Mosque, and then wander the streets of Kampung China (Chinatown). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Pasar Payang, don't miss a visit to Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, and then kick back and relax at Batu Buruk beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Terengganu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu in 3 hours. In October in Kuala Terengganu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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