25 days in Sabah & Singapore Itinerary

25 days in Sabah & Singapore Itinerary

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25 days in Sabah & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Semporna, Malaysia
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Sandakan, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Kundasang, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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.
Make the 4th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Mamutik Island, appreciate the history behind Marlin Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planning website .

Manchester, UK to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Kota Kinabalu is 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, things will get much warmer in Kota Kinabalu: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Semporna, Malaysia

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 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Sipadan National Park. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring the interesting area around Tropical Research and Conservation Centre. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Mataking Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Semporna trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Semporna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mataking Island
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Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) ©
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill)

4
nights
Sandakan, Malaysia

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 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Gomantong Cave Sandakan, and get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandakan trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Semporna to Sandakan by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for Kundasang on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kinabatangan River
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park

2
nights
Kundasang, Malaysia

Kundasang ©
On the 16th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Arnab Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Kinabalu Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kundasang travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Sandakan to Kundasang with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sabah, Arnab Village
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Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Kundasang War Memorial ©
Kundasang War Memorial

8
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Singapore: Sentosa Island (Universal Studios Singapore & S.E.A. Aquarium). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Singapore Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, take in panoramic vistas at Marina Bay Sands Skypark, and contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kundasang to Singapore. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

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