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Kuala Lumpur
3 day travel itinerary

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KL is a feast for all the senses!

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Kuala Lumpur, the eclectic and cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia, is often seen as the gateway to the more intrepid parts of Malaysia. However, it is worth spending more time here than just a night's stopover.

From the glittering skyscrapers and the ornate temples to the quaint coffee shops and the street food markets, KL is a true gem of south east Asia. Marvel at the beauty of every walk of life coming together as you explore the delicious flavours and sights the city has to offer.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • With a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, gastronomical delights await from high end restaurants to street food
  • Escape from the city with a stroll in one of KL's green spaces
  • Although the iconic Petronas Towers are taller, the KL Tower offers spectacular city views
  • Explore Bukit Bintang, a must for shopping and entertainment
  • The vividly decorated Thean Hou Chinese temple affords wonderful views of the capital
  • Meet the monkeys and climb the colourful steps to the Batu Caves

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • TRAVELHome → Kuala Lumpur International Airport
    • ACCOMMODATIONThe Kuala Lumpur Journal
      The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYClimb the colourful steps at Batu Caves
      Batu Caves, Gombak, Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYMinNature Malaysia
      MinNature Malaysia, Level 1, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • FOODFuego (& evening skyline views)
      Fuego at Troika Sky Dining, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYView Petronas Twin Towers from the ground
      Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYKLCC Lake Symphony Light and Sound Water Fountain (check times)
      Symphony Lake Water Show, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Day 2

    • ACCOMMODATIONThe Kuala Lumpur Journal
      The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • FOODCoffee : Feeka Coffee Roasters
      Feeka Coffee Roasters, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYPavilion KL Shopping Mall
      Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYSky Deck @ KL Tower (skyline views)
      KL Tower, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYThean Hou Temple
      Thean Hou Temple, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • FOODStreet eats along Jalan Alor Night Market
      Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Day 3

    • ACCOMMODATIONThe Kuala Lumpur Journal
      The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • FOODCoffee : % Arabica Pavilion
      % Arabica Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYPerdana Botanical Gardens
      Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYNational Monument
      National Monument, Perdana Botanical Garden, Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYMerdeka Square & Sultan Abdul Samad Building
      Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • OTHERREX-KL
      REXKL, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYSri Mahamariammam Temple
      Temple Sri Maha Mariamman, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYExplore Chinatown
      Chinatown Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ACTIVITYKwai Chai Hong (art murals)
      Kwai Chai Hong 鬼仔巷, Lorong Panggung, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia