9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Terengganu
— 2 nights
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Bus to Merang Jetty, Shuttle to Kuala Besut, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Ferry
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
Drive to Sultan Mahmud Airport, Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport
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Kota Bharu
— 3 nights
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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, then head 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 3.5-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 · Nature

Side Trips

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Pulau Perhentian Kecil

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 15th (Sat), go for a walk through Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin, then discover 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, shuttle, and ferry from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 4.5 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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Pulau Perhentian Besar

Large Perhentian

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, then take 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 2.5 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 · Wildlife
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Kota Bharu

The Islamic City

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 Masjid Ulul Albab Mosque. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kota Bharu: Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha (in Tumpat) and Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Mosque (in Rantau Panjang). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al-Muhammadi, take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Stong, take an in-depth tour of Muzium Diraja Istana Batu, and buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Kota Bharu.

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 · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.