60 days in Sabah Itinerary

60 days in Sabah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sabah trip builder

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Kota Kinabalu
— 10 nights
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Kudat
— 6 nights
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Kundasang
— 6 nights
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Keningau
— 6 nights
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Labuan Island
— 6 nights
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Semporna
— 6 nights
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Lahad Datu
— 6 nights
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Sukau
— 6 nights
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Sandakan
— 7 nights
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Kota Kinabalu

— 10 nights
A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Manukan Island and Sapi Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: Tamparuli (Zip Borneo & 3D Wonders Museum) and Tuaran (Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club & Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La). There's much more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Poring Hot Springs, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Sabah State Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 6-hour flight. In January, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kudat.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 27:

Kudat

— 6 nights
Close to the northernmost part of Borneo, Kudat has proved popular among tourists for its range of things to do and see, as well as its leafy landscapes and white sandy beaches.
Attractions like Tip of Borneo and Borneo Honeybee Centre make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kudat: Sorinsim Waterfall (in Kota Marudu) and Pulau Banggi (in Sipitang). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Gombizau Honey Bee Farm and kick back and relax at Kelambu Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kudat road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kota Kinabalu to Kudat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kudat are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Kundasang on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Kudat

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

Kundasang

— 6 nights
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Bring the kids along to Mount Kinabalu and Kinabalu Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kundasang: Poring (Adenna Rafflesia Garden & Langanan Waterfall), Mahua Waterfall (in Tambunan) and Bukit Bongol (in Kota Belud). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Desa Dairy Farm, pause for some photo ops at Kundasang War Memorial, take in the awesome beauty at Sosodikon Hill, and don't miss a visit to Kundasang Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kundasang planner.

Drive from Kudat to Kundasang in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Keningau.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:

Keningau

— 6 nights
Keningau is a district and town in Interior Division, Sabah, Malaysia. Change things up with a short trip to Sabah Agriculture Park in Tenom (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Orou Sapulot, don't miss a visit to Keningau Oath Stone, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Trusmadi, and play a few rounds at Borneo Golf & Country Club.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Keningau trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Kundasang to Keningau in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll set off for Labuan Island on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Keningau

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 14:

Labuan Island

— 6 nights
Striking a balance between financial hub and tourist attraction, Labuan Island offers much of the appeal of Penang without the hordes of tourists.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Labuan International Golf Club and Surrender Point. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Layang-layang Beach, stroll the grounds of Labuan War Cemetery, examine the collection at Labuan Museum, and stroll through Labuan Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Labuan Island day trip tool.

Getting from Keningau to Labuan Island by car takes about 4 hours. In February in Labuan Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Semporna.

Things to do in Labuan Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:

Semporna

— 6 nights
A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Semporna: Tawau (Tawau Hot Spring, Table Waterfall, &more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Sipadan National Park. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Bohey Dulang Island and kick back and relax at Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Semporna online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Labuan Island to Semporna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Semporna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Lahad Datu.

Things to do in Semporna

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:

Lahad Datu

— 6 nights
Lahad Datu is a town and district located in Tawau Division, in the east of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Lahad Datu is known for parks, nightlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Sungai Kapur, make a trip to Tower of Heaven, appreciate the views at Danum Valley Conservation Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lahad Datu trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Semporna to Lahad Datu in 2.5 hours. In February in Lahad Datu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Sukau.

Things to do in Lahad Datu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:

Sukau

— 6 nights
Sukau is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Kinabatangan Jungle Camp.

Start your trip to Sukau by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lahad Datu to Sukau takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sukau can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Sukau

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Sandakan

— 7 nights
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Mary's Cathedral, walk around Sandakan Rainforest Park, and learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Sandakan tour itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sukau to Sandakan. In March, daily temperatures in Sandakan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:

Sabah travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Land Below the Wind
One of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, Sabah sits as the easternmost state in the country. The state's many natural attractions, nature reserves, and national parks, are home to an overwhelming range of animal and plant life, including the famed proboscis monkey. Off the coast, dive spots beckon many tourists, who come to explore the rich marine environment in protected areas. Historically a very culturally diverse part of the country, the towns and villages offer heritage museums, vibrant architecture, and cuisine that takes inspiration from the wider region.