3 days in Pahang Itinerary

3 days in Pahang Itinerary

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Pekan
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Kuantan
— 1 night
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Cherating
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Gambang
— 1 night
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Pekan

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Sultan Abu Bakar Museum and then steep yourself in history at Muzium Masjid Sultan Abdullah.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pekan attractions app.

Kuala Lumpur to Pekan is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuantan.

Things to do in Pekan

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hasil Laut Kiah Kee.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuantan vacation planning site.

You can drive from Pekan to Kuantan in an hour. In August in Kuantan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cherating.

Things to do in Kuantan

Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kemaman District Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cherating River.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cherating attractions planner.

You can drive from Kuantan to Cherating in an hour. In August in Cherating, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gambang.

Things to do in Cherating

Nature · Parks · Museums

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Gambang

— 1 night
Gambang is a town in Kuantan District, Pahang, Malaysia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bukit Gambang Safari Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gambang route maker app.

Traveling by car from Cherating to Gambang takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gambang

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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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.