7 days in Sabah Itinerary

7 days in Sabah Itinerary

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Fly
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Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kundasang
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kota Kinabalu

— 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Climbing Tours and Sapi Island. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Glass Bottom Boat Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu vacation planning site.

George Town to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu is 1 hour. March in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kundasang

— 2 nights
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Desa Dairy Farm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kundasang holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kundasang

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Sandakan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandakan vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kundasang to Sandakan. In March, daytime highs in Sandakan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

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.