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Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 day
Ferry
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
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Ferry to Kuala Besut, Shuttle to Merang Jetty, Bus to Kuala Terengganu
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Kuala Terengganu
— 1 night
Ferry
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Pulau Redang
— 1 night
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Pulau Perhentian Besar — 1 day

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Universal Diver, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then stroll through Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Besar road trip planning website.

George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar due to the time zone difference. November in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Perhentian Island Mosque.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Kecil sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Terengganu.
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Kuala Terengganu — 1 night

Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crystal Mosque, then wander the streets of Kampung China (Chinatown), and then hunt for treasures at Pasar Payang.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Terengganu trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Kuala Terengganu in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kuala Terengganu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Pulau Redang.
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Pulau Redang — 1 night

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 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Redang Marine Park Centre and then head off the coast to Redang Island.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Redang driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Redang in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Terengganu travel guide

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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.
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