8 days in Terengganu Itinerary

8 days in Terengganu Itinerary

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Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Drive to Jerteh
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Jerteh
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuala Terengganu
— 3 nights
Bus to Kuala Besut Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 2 nights
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah

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Jerteh

— 1 night
Jerteh is a town in Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the striking features of Masjid Ulul Albab Mosque and then take a peaceful walk through Lata Belatan Amenity Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Bukit Keluang, then head off the coast to Perhentian Islands, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jerteh route planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Jerteh is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December in Jerteh, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kuala Terengganu.

Things to do in Jerteh

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Kuala Terengganu

— 3 nights
Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
Go for a jaunt from Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Berang to see Kenyir Lake about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crystal Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Terengganu State Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Payang, and get in on the family fun at Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic Civilisation Park).

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Terengganu online trip builder.

You can drive from Jerteh to Kuala Terengganu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Pulau Perhentian Besar

— 1 night

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Pulau Perhentian Kecil

— 2 nights

Small Perhentian

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.
On the 26th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then stroll through Coral Bay (Teluk Aur). Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Perhentian Island Mosque.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Kecil trip planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 2.5 hours. In December in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Terengganu travel guide

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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.