8 days in Sabah Itinerary

8 days in Sabah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sabah trip planner

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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.
Family-friendly places like Climbing Tours and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park will thrill your kids. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Manukan Island and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu tour itinerary website.

George Town to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kick 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. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kundasang tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can 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. 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.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sandakan trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kundasang to Sandakan. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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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.