8 days in Sabah Itinerary

8 days in Sabah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sabah trip maker

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

— 3 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.
Attractions like Climbing Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Manukan Island, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu trip planner.

George Town to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time 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) early enough to drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Kundasang

— 2 nights
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park.

Plan trip to Kundasang with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough 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.
On the 18th (Fri), stroll through Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sandakan itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Kundasang to Sandakan with the Route module. March in Sandakan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can 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.