16 days in Sabah Itinerary

16 days in Sabah Itinerary

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Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
2
Sandakan
— 4 nights
3
Semporna
— 4 nights
4
Kudat
— 1 day
5
Kundasang
— 2 nights

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Kota Kinabalu

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.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Kota Kinabalu, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in October; daily highs in Kota Kinabalu reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park ©
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

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Sandakan

Sandakan
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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), head outdoors with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure, take a memorable tour with Kinabatangan River, and take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sandakan trip planning app.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kinabatangan River
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4
nights
Semporna

A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Sipadan National Park. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with Tropical Research And Conservation Centre. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill), identify plant and animal life at Bohey Dulang Island, and head off the coast to Mataking Island.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Semporna trip maker app.

You can fly from Sandakan to Semporna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Semporna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kudat.

Things to do in Semporna

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mataking Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Tropical Research And Conservation Centre ©
Tropical Research And Conservation Centre

1
day
Kudat

Kudat ©
Close to the northernmost part of Borneo, Kudat has proved popular among tourists for its range of things to do and see, as well as its leafy landscapes and white sandy beaches.
On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to Tip of Borneo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kudat trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Semporna to Kudat takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Kudat can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kundasang.
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Tip of Borneo ©
Tip of Borneo

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Kundasang

Kundasang ©
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 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Langanan Waterfall, then pause for some photo ops at Kundasang War Memorial, then experience rural life at Desa Dairy Farm, and finally make a trip to Kundasang Market.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kundasang day trip tool.

Getting from Kudat to Kundasang by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kundasang

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sabah, Langanan Waterfall
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Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Desa Dairy Farm ©
Desa Dairy Farm

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