5 days in Tawau, Semporna & Sandakan Itinerary

5 days in Tawau, Semporna & Sandakan Itinerary

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Tawau
— 1 night
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Semporna
— 1 night
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Sandakan
— 2 nights

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Tawau

Tawau ©
Tawau formerly known as Tawao, is a town and administrative centre of Tawau Division, Sabah, Malaysia. For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tawau day trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur to Tawau is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Tawau are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Semporna.

Things to do in Tawau

Parks · Nature
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Tawau Hills Park ©
Tawau Hills Park

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Semporna

A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill), then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head off the coast to Mataking Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Semporna online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tawau to Semporna in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Semporna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Semporna

Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mataking Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) ©
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill)
Mataking Island ©
Mataking Island

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Sandakan

Sandakan
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
On the 31st (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), then look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure, then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sandakan trip site.

You can fly from Semporna to Sandakan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sandakan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

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