5 days in Alor Setar, Kuala Terengganu & Kota Bharu Itinerary

5 days in Alor Setar, Kuala Terengganu & Kota Bharu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  2 h
1
Alor Setar
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Kuala Terengganu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Kota Bharu
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Alor Setar

Alor Setar ©
The capital of the state of Kedah on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, Alor Setar ranks as the tenth-largest city in Malaysia by population.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the different shops at Aman Central, examine the collection at Kedah Paddy Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Alor Setar Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Hussain Mosque (Floating Mosque), then steep yourself in history at Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir, and then steep yourself in history at Zahir Mosque.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alor Setar trip itinerary builder website.

Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar is an approximately 2- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuala Terengganu.

Things to do in Alor Setar

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Al Hussain Mosque (Floating Mosque)
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Zahir Mosque ©
Zahir Mosque
Kedah Paddy Museum ©
Kedah Paddy Museum
Aman Central ©
Aman Central

2
nights
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu ©
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 (Sat): find something for the whole family at Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic Civilisation Park), take in the spiritual surroundings of Crystal Mosque, and then make a trip to Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Buruk beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Payang, and then take a stroll through Kampung China (Chinatown).

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Terengganu trip website.

You can fly from Alor Setar to Kuala Terengganu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alor Setar to Kuala Terengganu. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Bharu.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Shopping Beaches Historic Sites
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Pasar Payang ©
Pasar Payang
Batu Buruk beach ©
Batu Buruk beach
Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic Civilisation Park) ©

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night
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu ©
Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha, then see the interesting displays at Istana Jahar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Cahaya Bulan, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kota Bharu trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kota Bharu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha
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Istana Jahar ©
Istana Jahar
Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah ©
Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah
Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha ©
Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha

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