9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Kuala Terengganu
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h
2
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h 30 min
4
Kota Bharu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Kuching

2
nights
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu ©
Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
On the 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Sekayu Agriculture Park - Taman Pertanian Negeri, thenhead off the coast to Gemia Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Penarik Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Kalong Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Terengganu road trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February: highs in Kuala Terengganu hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sekayu Agriculture Park - Taman Pertanian Negeri, Gemia Island
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Penarik Beach ©
Penarik Beach
Gemia Island ©
Gemia Island

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Kecil

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 15th (Sat), go for a walk through Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perhentian Island Mosque.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Kecil trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 6 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Perhentian Island Mosque ©
Perhentian Island Mosque
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin ©
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin

2
nights
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then walk around Teluk Keke.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar road trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kota Bharu.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu ©
Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pantai Irama Bachok and Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kota Bharu: Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Mosque (in Rantau Panjang), Masjid Ulul Albab Mosque (in Jerteh) and Tumpat (Wat Pikulthong Standing Buddha & Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Kota Bharu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al-Muhammadi, take an in-depth tour of Muzium Diraja Istana Batu, and see the interesting displays at Min House Camp.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kota Bharu trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kota Bharu. February in Kota Bharu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tumpat, Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Mosque, Masjid Ulul Albab Mosque, Pantai Irama Bachok, Gunung Stong
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Pantai Irama Bachok ©
Pantai Irama Bachok
Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha ©
Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha
AEON MALL Kota Bharu ©
AEON MALL Kota Bharu

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