Kota Kinabalu Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Kota Kinabalu in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Kota Kinabalu in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Kota Kinabalu that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Kota Kinabalu itinerary.

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3 Days in Kota Kinabalu - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

Kota Kinabalu is a fast-growing city in Malaysia that was a hidden gem until a few years back. But today, tourists from around the world are coming to this charming city to explore the beauty hidden away in its corners. When you spend 3 days in Kota Kinabalu, you get to experience the combination of natural sites and man-made points of interest that will tell you about the different aspects of the city. Check out this customized list of tourist attractions in Kota Kinabalu and create an itinerary according to your interests.

What to see in 3 days in Kota Kinabalu?

Attractions around the city

The city has several museums, art galleries, and historic monuments that you can visit in a day. Sabah State Museum is one of the famous tourist attractions in Kota Kinabalu. Sabah State Mosque and Sacred Heart Cathedral are the well-known places of worship that you can visit for some time. The list of other places that you must visit while exploring Kota Kinabalu in 3 Days includes Ethno Botanic Gardens, Wisma Budaya Art Gallery, Atkinson Clock Tower, and the Green Connection Aquarium. You can also visit Mari Mari Cultural Village that is a little away from the center of the city to understand local history, culture, and traditions.

Beaches and natural sites

Kota Kinabalu is blessed with exquisite natural beauty and has everything from beaches, islands, and a bird sanctuary. When you are spending 72 hours in Kota Kinabalu, you can spend a day exploring Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park which is a group of 5 small islands. Outdoor recreational activities like snorkeling and diving are popular here. For those who want to catch a perfect picturesque sunset, head to Tanjung Aru Beach as it is the most famous beach in Kota Kinabalu. If you want to reconnect with nature, go hiking at Mount Kinabalu or spend some time at Kinabalu Park. consider visiting Signal Hill Observatory to catch a panoramic view of the city.

Shopping and entertainment

The streets of this bustling city are home to local markets as well as huge malls. These places are ideal if you want to go shopping in Kota Kinabalu and soak in the local flavor. You can visit places like Imago KK Times Square, Karamunsing Complex, Suria Sabah, and 1Borneo that will keep you engaged for hours. But, your Kota Kinabalu itinerary for 3 days is not complete without visiting Chinatown that is located in the heart of the city. This lively area is also dotted with places where you can satiate your hunger with local delicacies. These places are great for those who want to experience nightlife in Kota Kinabalu.

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Best Hotels in Kota Kinabalu for 3 Day Trip

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