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.
Kids will enjoy Pantai Cahaya Bulan and Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha in Tumpat (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Istana Jahar and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kota Bharu trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuala Terengganu.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by Kampung China (Chinatown) and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Payang. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Crystal Mosque and then don't miss a visit to Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Terengganu visit planner.

You can drive from Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu in 3 hours. December in Kuala Terengganu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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