Kuala Lumpur: Ultimate Tourist Itinerary


(Last Updated On: November 21, 2016)

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Recently, I’ve gone to Malaysia on a surprise flight planned by my special someone. Now, we didn’t have an itinerary (since I make the itineraries and I wasn’t aware of the flight) so we made one on the night we arrived in Kuala Lumpur. Since we planned on staying in KL for 4 days, minus a Lego Land trip, I googled the best tourist attractions there is. The itinerary you’re about to see isn’t the itinerary we followed. I had tweaked it so it was more efficient and cost-effective. Definitely the Best Itinerary you could hope for!

This is the best 4 days 3 nights itinerary you can follow in Kuala Lumpur, inclusive of 1 day in Legoland!

Day 1:

National Museum

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Amazing place where you can learn all about Malaysia’s culture and history

Location: Jalan Damansara 50566, Kuala Lumpur
Cost: 5RM for the History Museum and another 5RM for the Etymology one
How to Get There: From KL Sentral Station, it’s a 500meter walk. There are signboards everywhere so you won’t get lost
Hours: 9am – 6pm
Things to Note: Also known as Muzium Negara. There are 2 areas here. The actual Historical Museum and the Etymology Museum. If you get there by 10am, they offer a free guided tour in all languages.

 

Planetarium

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Kid friendly place where you learn everything about the Earth and the galaxy

Location: 53, Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpu
Cost: Free, but you can opt to watch a short film in their HUGE dome theater for 12RM for adults and 6RM for kids
How to Get There: Just cross the pedestrian bridge from the National Museum to the Planetarium. Climbing a lot of stairs is involved so be prepared.
Hours: 9am – 4:30pm except Mondays
Things to Note: Mostly a child’s place. If you aren’t into kiddie science, I recommend skipping this. The target audience for the planetarium are children aged 5-13 probably. They do have a cool anti-gravity pod which isn’t anti gravity but gives the illusion of it and a 4D ride that’s also free.

 

Islamic Arts Museum

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One of my favorites. Full of gorgeous artworks and holy artifacts, the Islamic Arts Museum gives a new meaning to grand and majestic. The intricacies of each piece left me breathless.

Location: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Cost: 14RM per person
How to Get There: Walkable from the Planetarium
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Things to Note: No flash photography allowed and be sure to stay quiet. They treat the halls a holy place since a lot of the exhibits here are holy items.

National Mosque

A national legacy, and another holy place, the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara, gives you this feeling of wonder and amazement even if you are of a different religion.

Location: Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost: Free
How to Get There: It’s right across the Islamic Arts Museum
Hours: Non-Muslims: Monday – Sunday 9am-12nn, 3pm – 4pm , 5:30pm – 6:30pm; Fridays 3pm-4pm, 5:30pm-6:30PM
Things to Note: Wear something that covers you up, especially for women. Cover your head with a hijab or a scarf; and no shorts, short skirts, and sleeveless tops allowed. The main prayer hall is barred from non-Muslims for obvious reasons.

 

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

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Located in the serene and scenic famous Lake Gardens, the KL Bird park is also well known as “World’s Largest Free-flight Walk-in Aviary”, offers a 20.9 acres of verdant valley terrain to be explored.

Location: 920 Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana 50480, Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA
Cost: 50RM for Adults and 41RM for Kids
How to Get There: Walkable from the National Mosque. There are signboards that point towrds the Bird Park from the street of the National Mosque and Islamic Arts Museum
Hours: 9am-6pm
Things to Note: They have shows every day so be sure the check out the schedule in the ticketing booth. Check out their website for promotions on entrances if ever they have any! I recommend you to feed the Lories. It’s only 2RM and it’s super fun and you can take amazing photos!

 

Day 2:

Restauran Kin Kin

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Famous restaurant that have been featured in multiple travel and food shows. Visit this shop is you want the ultimate local foodie feel. With its Chili Pan Mee, the only thing that they serve (side dish not included) they have perfected the amazing dish in extraordinary quality.

Location: 40 Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman Satu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Cost: 9RM
How to Get There: Walking distance from Sultan Ismail Station
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 9pm; Sat&Sun 7:30am – 4pm
Things to Note: The restaurant gets pretty full on lunch time and dinner so try to avoid those times. Do try out their side dishes! It’s as good as the main dish! Yumyumyum!

 

Chinatown

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Immersive local culture of food, shopping, and haggling

Location: Petaling Street
Cost: No Entrance Fee Required since it is an Open Street
How to Get There: Take the Kelana Jaya Line and alight at the Pasar Seni LRT Station. Petaling Street is walking distance from there
Hours: Open all the time 
Things to Note: One of the best and most popular shopping in Kuala Lumpur is in Chinatown. A long line of shops line the famous Petaling Street where you can haggle your way into the best buy.

 

10 Hutong Food Court

Airconditioned food court featuring only the best street food of Kuala Lumpur

Location: Lot 10 Shopping Centre | 50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia
Cost: Between 10RM – 30RM per person for food
How to Get There: Take the Monorail and alight at Bukit Bintang. The Shopping Center is walking distance from there.
Hours: 10am – 10pm
Things to Note: You may want to come here more than once. The food here is amazing and the place is clean and has a nice ambiance.

 

Little India

Celebrate Malaysia’s Indian heritage by poking around the temples and markets of Little India, Brickfields neighborhood. -TripAdvisor

Location: Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur 50470,Malaysia
Cost: No Entrance Fee
How to Get There: Little India is walking distance from KL Sentral.
Hours: Open at all times
Things to Note: I haven’t actually been here. Since I had no itinerary when I got to Malaysia, I had to wing everything and this missed our schedule.

 

Petronas Tower

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Used to be the highest tower in the world, Petronas Towers still dominate the KL skyline and manage to impress all that behold its majesty.

Location: PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost: Entrance to the Sky Bridge is 85RM for Adults and 35RM for Kids
How to Get There: Alight at KLCC Station and walk from there
Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays 9.00 am – 9.00 pm (CLOSED between 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm on Fridays);
Things to Note: You can book your tickets online to avoid the long line of ticketing. It is a must to schedule your trip there. You don’t have to go to the Sky Bridge to marvel the towers. Simply the exterior is amazing.

 

KL Tower

You can base jump, that is to jump off the tower with a colorful parachute, from this crazy tower, but the structure itself, without the adrenaline rush is gorgeous. You can even sit on the ledge of the tower!

Location: Menara Kuala Lumpur, No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P.Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost: There are multiple packages that range from 32RM to 180RM. The Entrance to the observation tower is 32RM for adults and 21RM for kids. Check out their site for more details.
How to Get There: Take the Monoral and aloght at Bukit Nanas Station. Walkable from Bukit Nanas Station
Hours: 9am – 10pm
Things to Note: Every night the tower lights up in colorful vibrance. It’s such a marvel to watch outside. There’s also an observation tower that you can view the city 360 degree.

 

Day 3:

Legoland Day

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An amazing themepark for kids but teens and adults won’t find the rides exciting. The rides are pretty low buut the grounds are covered with lego artworks that are just top notch!

Location:7 Jalan LEGOLAND, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia.
Cost: 126RM if you book Online.
How to Get There: We took a shuttle that goes directly to Legoland. It’s an 57RM bus, one way, but you won’t have any trouble going there. It takes around 4 hours of travel! You can check the bus service here.
Hours: 10am – 7pm
Things to Note: The shuttle leaves on time so you should be at the meet up point 30 minutes before departure. The bus is really cold so my jacket came in handy! In Legoland, don’t forget to try their Robotics lab! Try to go to Legoland on a weekday so there won’t be any lines and you just waltz in any ride you want!

 

Day 4:

Aquaria

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One of my favorite attractions in KL. Might be because I love marine life a lot, so this is the perfect place for me. From sharks to jellyfishes, the attractions they feature here are really top notch. Complete with a walkalator to tour you around a aquarium tunnel!

Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost: 64RM for Adults and 53RM for Kids
How to Get There: From the Suria KLCC station, simply enter Suria KLCC and make your way through the underpass tunnel connecting from the lower-ground level of Suria KLCC (next Maybank) to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. From here it’s a 5 minute walk through the tunnel to Aquaria KLCC
Hours: 10am – 8pm, Last admission is 7pm
Things to Note: Take note of the feeding times! Watching them feed the fishes are amazing. The first part is cool because you can touch the fishies! If you can spare it, try out the Moon Lab Holodeck, where you can “interact” with holograms while taking a video of it. It’s amazingly fun! You can even try their different services like underwater proposal, cage with the sharks, and birthday parties.

Batu Cave

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Limestone caves that have been used to showcase the Ramayana as well as hold temples for the Hindu Gods. This holy place has a whopping 272 steps to get to the site. Currently still being improved, I can just see how grand it is in the future.

Location: Selangor, Malaysia
Cost: 64RM
How to Get There: Take the KTM Komuter train service from KL Sentral to Batu Caves.
Hours: No Strict Hours, but some of the activities are open from 10am – 5:30pm
Things to Note: Bring water because the stairs are extremely high! Beware of monkeys! They like to grab stuff so keep your valuables safely inside your bag.

Jalan Alor

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Best place to go on a food trip at night and have a few beers while local watching.

Location: Jalan Alor Street
Cost: 10RM to 30RM
How to Get There: Take the Metro and alight at Bukit Bintang (Lot10 Shopping Mall) and walk to there. It takes a mere 5 minutes from the station to the street
Hours: The street is technically open all hours but the stalls start setting up at 5pm and is usually open until 4am!
Things to Note: This street food hub is a must try for both locals and tourists alike! My favorite dishes are the clams in spicy soup and the oyster omelette. You can even get the weirdest delicacies here like barbequed frog and durian everything.

 

 

If I missed any amazing places to visit in Malaysia,tell me in the comments below! Share with us your experience in Malaysia! We’d love to see if the places are worth our time or not!



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  • Mommy QueenElizabeth

    That was quite a loaded itinerary. Weve been to KL and visited Legoland with the kids. We took two flights from KL to JB because we got limited time. I wish to go back again and visit the bird park!

    • Haha! Apologies for the overload! You should definitely go to the bird park! I had the most fun there! Plus the photos you can take are super fun!

  • Never been here before but would love to go. Especially after reading about all the things you got to do!! This will be next on my bucket list!!!

  • tet

    Thanks for the info. This will come in hand if you want to do your research on what to visit in Malaysia.

  • Shaira Mariel Habon

    Planning to visit KL soon! Thank you so much for such a detailed post. Will bookmark it! 🙂

  • Thank you for sharing the detailed itinerary!! Such a beautiful place it is! 🙂

  • Richard Anthony Baldoza

    OMG! Legoland!!! You guys must have been so happy to visit the place! How was the trip over-all? I’ve been hearing a lot of countries recently but this is the first travel post I’ve seen about KL. Definitely adding this to my travel goals! Much love! ❤️

    • juliaantoinette

      It was a fun trip! I love the spontaneity of the whole trip because it was really unplanned! Legoland’s rides were super tame, but the artworks around are wonderful!

  • Lo Sigrid

    Seems like 4 days is enough to explore Kuala Lumpur! Can’t wait for the kids to grow up so that I can take them to places and they can learn a lot! 😀 One dream destination is KL. hihi

  • Lea Malanum

    Looks like you’re having the time of your life! When I have the chance to visit Singapore, I’ll make a detour to Malaysia. What I love most about your post is discovering they have a food street! I’m all about experiencing local food scenes and I look forward to this. Happy travels, Julia!

  • I never thought Malaysia could be this beautiful! I’m so glad I get to read about adventures that show more of its beautiful sides. 🙂

  • It sounds like tiring but fun at the same time! I bet every step you made there was worth it!

  • Riss

    Wow KL! There are a lot amazing places in Malaysia, so happy to read this blog thanks for info.

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  • Desiree Alviento Garcia

    Julia! mag ma malaysia din kami this October 😀 Thank you for this!