5 days in Terengganu & Sungai Petani Itinerary

5 days in Terengganu & Sungai Petani Itinerary

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5 days in Terengganu & Sungai Petani Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Kuala Terengganu
— Few hours
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Pulau Redang
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Sungai Petani
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a stroll through Kampung China (Chinatown) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Crystal Mosque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Terengganu online vacation planner .

Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Kuala Terengganu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Crystal Mosque ©
Crystal Mosque
Kampung China (Chinatown) ©
Kampung China (Chinatown)

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Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang ©
Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Redang Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pulau Redang, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Redang by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Pulau Redang, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Redang Island ©
Redang Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke, kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar trip planner.

Getting from Pulau Redang to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke

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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 17th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Long Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perhentian Island Mosque.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Kecil road trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Perhentian Kecil takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Kecil are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sungai Petani.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Perhentian Island Mosque ©
Perhentian Island Mosque

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Sungai Petani

Sungai Petani ©
Sungai Petani is a town in Kuala Muda District, Kedah, Malaysia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Sultan Muzaffar Syah, then take an in-depth tour of Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum, and then kick back and relax at Pantai Merdeka.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sungai Petani trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Sungai Petani. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Sungai Petani due to the time zone difference. In August in Sungai Petani, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sungai Petani

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum
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Masjid Sultan Muzaffar Syah ©
Masjid Sultan Muzaffar Syah
Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum ©