8 days in Terengganu & Kelantan Itinerary

8 days in Terengganu & Kelantan Itinerary

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Fly
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Pulau Redang
— 1 day
Ferry
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Kuala Terengganu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuala Besut
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kota Bharu
— 2 nights
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Ferry
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to George Town

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Pulau Redang — 1 day

Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head off the coast to Redang Island and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pulau Redang online trip planner.

George Town to Pulau Redang is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Pulau Redang. In March, daytime highs in Pulau Redang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Kuala Terengganu.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
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Kuala Terengganu — 1 night

Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crystal Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Turtle Sculpture, and then stop by Kampung China (Chinatown).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuala Terengganu online holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Pulau Redang to Kuala Terengganu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuala Besut.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Kuala Besut — 2 nights

Kuala Besut is a mukim in Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia.It is the departure point for boats to the Perhentian Islands.There are a variety of tour operators that tourist can choose for getting to Perhentian Islands. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Perhentian Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Lata Tembakah and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Ulul Albab Mosque.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Besut trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Besut takes 2 hours. March in Kuala Besut sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kota Bharu.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Kota Bharu — 2 nights

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, Kelantan, then see the interesting displays at Muzium Diraja Istana Batu, and then hunt for treasures at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, don't miss a visit to Wat Mai Suwankiri, and then examine the collection at Min House Camp.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Bharu trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kuala Besut to Kota Bharu takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.
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Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil — 1 night

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Kecil driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kota Bharu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil. In March, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Kecil are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Pulau Perhentian Besar — 1 night

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then kick back and relax at Teluk Keke.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Besar trip maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Terengganu travel guide

3.7
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands
Abode of Faith
An area of impressive coastal settlements and natural abundance, Terengganu is part of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. The state possesses a predominantly Malay culture (thanks to a limited history of migration), with mosques, traditional arts centers, and regal architecture providing the focal points of urban area. The region features waterfalls, wetlands, and forests in a state known for the tranquility of its rural areas. Along the coast, beaches are renowned for their calm atmosphere and offer prime snorkeling and diving sites.
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Kelantan travel guide

3.1
Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.
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