21 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

21 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Kuantan
— 1 night
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Chukai
— 1 night
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Kemasik
— 1 night
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Dungun
— 1 night
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Kuala Berang
— 1 night
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Marang
— 1 night
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Kuala Terengganu
— 2 nights
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Bachok
— 1 night
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Kota Bharu
— 4 nights
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Tumpat
— 1 night
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Rantau Panjang
— 4 nights
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Gerik
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Kuantan

— 1 night
The capital of Malaysia's third-largest state, busy Kuantan remains generally untouristed, yet continues to grow as a residential urban community.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sungai Lembing Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Chempedak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Muzium Masjid Sultan Abdullah and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Pelindung Recreational Forest.

Plan trip to Kuantan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Subang Jaya to Kuantan is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Kuantan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chukai.

Things to do in Kuantan

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Chukai

— 1 night
Chukai, also known by the name of Kemaman City is a mukim and capital of Kemaman District, Terengganu, Malaysia.The name "Chukai" means 'taxes' in Malay. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Cherating River and then kick back and relax at Cherating Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chukai trip maker website.

Getting from Kuantan to Chukai by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Chukai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kemasik.

Things to do in Chukai

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Kemasik

— 1 night
Kemasik is a mukim in Kemaman District, Terengganu, Malaysia. On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Kemasik Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kemasik online travel planner.

Kemasik is just a stone's throw from Chukai. December in Kemasik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dungun.

Things to do in Kemasik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Dungun

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Viking Scuba Tenggol and then stroll through Pantai Teluk Bidara.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dungun day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kemasik to Dungun takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Dungun can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kuala Berang.

Things to do in Dungun

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Kuala Berang

— 1 night
Kuala Berang is the seat and largest town of Hulu Terengganu District, Terengganu, Malaysia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get outside with Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kenyir Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuala Berang online visit planner.

You can drive from Dungun to Kuala Berang in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kuala Berang can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Marang.

Things to do in Kuala Berang

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Marang

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kelulut Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seberang Marang Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marang road trip tool.

Drive from Kuala Berang to Marang in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Marang can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuala Terengganu.

Things to do in Marang

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Kuala Terengganu

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pasar Payang as well as Penarik Beach. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Penarik Beach, hunt for treasures at Pasar Payang, then examine the collection at Muzium Negeri Terengganu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crystal Mosque. On the next day, kick back and relax at Batu Buruk beach and then wander the streets of Kampung China (Chinatown).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Terengganu trip itinerary planning tool.

Kuala Terengganu is just a stone's throw from Marang. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bachok.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Bachok

— 1 night
The Bachok District is one of the administrative districts or jajahan in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Pantai Irama Bachok.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bachok vacation planner.

Getting from Kuala Terengganu to Bachok by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bachok can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kota Bharu.

Things to do in Bachok

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Kota Bharu

— 4 nights

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Masjid Al-Ismaili and Masjid Al-Muhammadi are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Istana Jahar and War Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Handicraft Village and Craft Museum, Kelantan, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Cahaya Bulan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Ar-Rahman Mukim Pulau Gajah.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kota Bharu attractions planning app.

Drive from Bachok to Kota Bharu in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tumpat.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Tumpat

— 1 night
Tumpat is a town and a district in Kelantan, Malaysia. You've now added Wat Pikulthong Standing Buddha to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Wat Pikulthong Standing Buddha, then don't miss a visit to Wat Machimmaram Sitting Buddha, then make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, and finally make a trip to Wat Mai Suwankiri.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tumpat online road trip planner.

Tumpat is just a stone's throw from Kota Bharu. In December, daytime highs in Tumpat are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rantau Panjang.
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Rantau Panjang

— 4 nights
Rantau Panjang is known for shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sultan Ismail Petra Silver Jubilee Mosque, take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Stong, and stop by Rantau panjang bebas cukai.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rantau Panjang holiday builder website.

Getting from Tumpat to Rantau Panjang by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gerik.

Things to do in Rantau Panjang

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

Gerik

— 2 nights
Gerik is a mukim and the district capital of Hulu Perak District, Perak, Malaysia. On the 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Lenggong Archaeological Museum and then explore the activities along Raba Lake. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Temenggor Lake and then delve into the lush surroundings at Belum-Temengor.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gerik trip planner.

You can drive from Rantau Panjang to Gerik in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Gerik can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gerik

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Terengganu travel guide

3.7
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

3.1
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.