8 days in Terengganu Itinerary

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Kuala Terengganu
— 5 nights
Pulau Redang
— 1 day
Ferry to Merang Jetty, Shuttle to Kuala Besut, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Terengganu — 5 nights

Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Crystal Mosque and Masjid Sultan Zainal Abidin. Escape the urban bustle at Taman Negara National Park and Pantai Bukit Keluang. Next up on the itinerary: visit Kampung China (Chinatown), stroll through Batu Buruk beach, kick back and relax at Penarik Beach, and hunt for treasures at Pasar Payang.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuala Terengganu vacation planning site.

Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuala Terengganu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Pulau Redang.
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Pulau Redang — 1 day

Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
On the 30th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Redang Island and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Redang trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Redang takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Perhentian Island Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pulau Perhentian Kecil day trip planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Pulau Redang to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Kecil are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Pulau Perhentian Besar — 1 night

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 1st (Thu), stroll around Teluk Keke, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for gifts at Universal Diver.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 2.5 hours. In August in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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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.