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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kudat, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kundasang, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tuaran, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Sandakan, Malaysia
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Semporna, Malaysia
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Tanjung Aru Beach, then look and learn at Signal Hill Observatory Platform, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary builder tool .

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. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Kota Kinabalu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in Kota Kinabalu hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kudat.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque ©
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Signal Hill Observatory Platform ©

1
night
Kudat, Malaysia

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 5th (Sat), take a stroll through Kampung Gong Matunggong, then stroll through Tindakon Dazang Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Research and Conservation Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kudat itinerary website .

You can drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kudat in 3 hours. October in Kudat sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kudat

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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2
nights
Kundasang, Malaysia

Kundasang ©
Kundasang is a town in the district of Ranau in Sabah, Malaysia that lies along the bank of Kundasang Valley. On the 6th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu and then explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park. On your second day here, experience rural life at Desa Dairy Farm, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Arnab Village, then admire the sheer force of Langanan Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sosodikon Hill.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kundasang driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Kudat to Kundasang takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tuaran.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabah, Langanan Waterfall, Arnab Village
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Langanan Waterfall ©
Langanan Waterfall

1
night
Tuaran, Malaysia

Tuaran ©
Filled with tree-lined streets, Tuaran is a lively little town and an important center of commerce.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tamparuli Suspension Bridge, then tee off at Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club, and then get great views at Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at 3D Wonders Museum, then make a trip to Rumah Terbalik, and then examine the collection at Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tuaran trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kundasang to Tuaran takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tuaran are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Tuaran

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trip

Tamparuli
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Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club ©
Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club
Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La ©
Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La
Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum ©

8
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple. Visiting Turtle Island Park and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sandakan with a short trip to Kinabatangan Jungle Camp in Sukau, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), make a trip to The Parish of St Michael and All Angels, get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, and explore the activities along Kinabatangan River.

Discover how to plan a Sandakan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tuaran to Sandakan. In October, daily temperatures in Sandakan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sabah, Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
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Kinabatangan Jungle Camp ©
Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tun Sakaran Marine Park and Mataking Island. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Sipadan National Park. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring the interesting area around Tropical Research and Conservation Centre. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill), and head off the coast to Bohey Dulang Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Semporna trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sandakan to Semporna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Semporna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will leave for Kota Kinabalu on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Semporna

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mataking Island
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Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bohey Dulang Island ©
Bohey Dulang Island

1
night
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Signal Hill Observatory Platform, then step off the mainland to explore Mamutik Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre.

Make your Kota Kinabalu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Semporna to Kota Kinabalu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mamutik Island ©
Mamutik Island
Signal Hill Observatory Platform ©
Signal Hill Observatory Platform

1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 24th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens and then stroll through Singapore Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Tanjong Beach, stroll through Siloso Beach, and then stroll through Palawan Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore road trip website .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Tanjong Beach ©
Tanjong Beach

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