4 days in Terengganu & Kelantan Itinerary

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Fly to Kuala Trengganu, Ferry to Pulau Redang
Pulau Redang
— 1 day
Kota Bharu
— 2 nights
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kota Kinabalu


Pulau Redang — 1 day

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 11th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Redang Island.

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Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Redang is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Pulau Redang can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kota Bharu.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Kota Bharu — 2 nights

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, then examine the collection at Muzium Diraja Istana Batu, and finally see the interesting displays at Min House Camp. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, Kelantan, then examine the collection at Istana Jahar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Cahaya Bulan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Ar-Rahman Mukim Pulau Gajah.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Redang to Kota Bharu. February in Kota Bharu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.
Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil — 1 night

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 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perhentian Island Mosque, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Kota Bharu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Terengganu travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands
Abode of Faith
An area of impressive coastal settlements and natural abundance, Terengganu is part of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. The state possesses a predominantly Malay culture (thanks to a limited history of migration), with mosques, traditional arts centers, and regal architecture providing the focal points of urban area. The region features waterfalls, wetlands, and forests in a state known for the tranquility of its rural areas. Along the coast, beaches are renowned for their calm atmosphere and offer prime snorkeling and diving sites.

Kelantan travel guide

Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.