3 days in Pahang Itinerary

3 days in Pahang Itinerary

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Cherating
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Kuantan
— 1 night
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Gambang
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Pekan
— 1 night
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Cherating

A small beach town on the east coast of Malaysia and the location of Asia’s first Club Med resort, Cherating these days thrives on backpacker tourism.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Cherating Turtle Sanctuary and then explore the activities along Cherating River.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherating online journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Cherating is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Cherating can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kuantan.

Things to do in Cherating

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kuantan road trip planning tool.

Drive from Cherating to Kuantan in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kuantan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gambang.

Things to do in Kuantan

Shopping
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Gambang

Gambang is a town in Kuantan District, Pahang, Malaysia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bukit Gambang Safari Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gambang itinerary planner.

Gambang is just a stone's throw from Kuantan. In August in Gambang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pekan.

Things to do in Gambang

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Pekan

— 1 night
The Pekan District, located on the banks of the Pahang River 50 km south of Kuantan and 280 km from Kuala Lumpur, is the Royal Town of the Malaysian state of Pahang Darul Makmur. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Sultan Abu Bakar Museum, steep yourself in history at Muzium Masjid Sultan Abdullah, then take an in-depth tour of Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Pahang, and finally don't miss a visit to Abu Bakar Palace.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pekan road trip website.

Getting from Gambang to Pekan by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pekan

Museums · Historic Sites
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Pahang travel guide

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Theme Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Pahang, the largest state on Peninsular Malaysia, encompasses the Pahang River basin. The highland area of the state features rolling hills of agricultural land, along with temperate retreats, which were established during the colonial era with luxury hotels and amusements. The rainforest region hosts many rare and endangered animals, such as tigers, elephants, and tapir. The coastal areas offer flatter terrain along limestone cliffs that descend down to fine, sandy beaches. Out at sea, a set of islands provides great dive spots with coral formations.