Kota Kinabalu Itinerary 2 Days

Things to See in Kota Kinabalu in 2 days

If you are looking for the best things to see in Kota Kinabalu in 2 days, these are the attractions you must include in your Kota Kinabalu itinerary for 2 days. Explore further to plan a perfect trip of 2 days in Kota Kinabalu.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • Visiting Kota Kinabalu for the first time and have 2 days in hand
  • Looking for places to visit in 2 days in Kota Kinabalu
  • Staying in Kota Kinabalu and wondering how to spend 2 days in Kota Kinabalu with family and kids
  • Backpacker planning to spend 48 hours in Kota Kinabalu
  • Want to create Kota Kinabalu itinerary on your own
  • Planning weekend vacation of 2 days in Kota Kinabalu

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Kota Kinabalu

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Kota Kinabalu. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Kota Kinabalu as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Kota Kinabalu.

2 Days in Kota Kinabalu - Perfect Weekend Guide

With the help of this Kota Kinabalu Itinerary 2 Days, you will be able to plan a perfect weekend getaway to the fabulous city of Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy two glorious days full of heritage, sunshine, culture, and natural beauty at this capital city of Malaysia’s Sabah state. Surrounded by a tropical rainforest and brimming with beaches, parks, museums, and markets, Kota Kinabalu beckons everyone for a splendid time!

How to spend 2 days in Kota Kinabalu?

Day 1 In Kota Kinabalu

The Sabah State Museum is much more than a traditional museum – apart from the exhibition space, an ethnobotanical garden, a zoo, and a heritage village are also present in this complex which is spread across an area of 17 hectares. This site is the perfect place to kickstart your sightseeing day in Kota Kinabalu. A visit to this museum will give you a glimpse into this region’s history, culture, and social and natural diversity.

Spend the afternoon strolling through the local markets in the city. There is an abundant variety of local markets in this city – from markets selling handicrafts to fish markets and from markets selling cheap goodies to vegetable and food stalls! You are sure to have an entertaining and a fulfilling time as you make your way through these markets.

In the evening, head to the waterfront area to unwind and put your feet up in the dwindling rays of the sun as the day draws to a close. In addition to the quirky stores and cafes, this area is also home to numerous cozy restaurants. There can be no ending better than watching boats and fishermen with a chilled drink in your hand.

Day 2 In Kota Kinabalu

Located just a 15-minute boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Manukan Island is perfect for a day trip. The second largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park it is the most visited island in Sabah. A picturesque island in the South China Sea, Manukan is famous for its crystal-clear waters. The shallow and warm waters make it perfect, even for non-swimmers. The forested-shore, the wonderful sea breeze, and the various snorkeling spots are the prime reasons behind the immense popularity of this island. For all common attractions that you know about Kota Kinabalu, there are still some unique attractions that maybe most of you don't know. Head on and explore Kota Kinabalu itinerary 2 days.


Tours and Activities in Kota Kinabalu for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in Kota Kinabalu

Best Hotels in Kota Kinabalu for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Kota Kinabalu itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

With limited time in hand, explore our travel ideas for 1 day in Kota Kinabalu. During a short day trip you may visit the important attractions in Kota Kinabalu.

With More Days in Hand

With more than 2 days in hand, you can comfortably spend more time at famous attractions in Kota Kinabalu. Plan lunch or dinner at the best restaurants, enjoy night-outs, indulge in adventure activites. Explore 3 days and 4 days trip ideas for Kota Kinabalu.

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