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Kuala Lumpur itinerary-Capital city visit of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Itinerary- thing to do

Kuala Lumpur Itinerary- thing to do

Kuala Lumpur itinerary-Capital city visit of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur city is the capital city of Malaysia. The Petronas twin towers mark the skyline of Malaysia and are worth a visit. A two to three day itinerary is great for exploring this capital city of Malaysia and to enjoy some night life, and visit Batu caves.

In this article we would find answer to where to stay in Kuala Lumpur? What are things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days? All the recommendations are from personal experience and would help you have a great time in KL.

We went to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore during New Year time. We took a bus from Singapore to Malaka which is a beautiful port town and a must visit.We stayed there for a day before heading to Kuala Lumpur. Read more about Melaka and my experience here Melaka- Perfect short trip in the quaint little town of Malaysia.

Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur options a variety of stay options from budget hotels, hostels to luxury hotels as well. The city centre or time square is the place where you would like to stay in Kuala Lumpur as it offers great connectivity through metro rails. If you are foreigner, you would like to keep your things safe as there are some cases of theft here.

Friewrokd from our Hotel Berjaya hotel time square.

Spectaular view of the fireworks and the twin towers from the rooftop of our Hotel in KL.

When we visited the place we stayed on the 42nd floor of Berjaya Times Square hotels which was a very beautiful place to stay.The staff was very friendly and the rooftop pool, and the bar/resto offered the best of shisha and food. We had an amazing time here and the twin towers were visible from here. If you want to stay in Time square there are other places like Watsons or IT Centre.

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Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days – Kuala Lumpur itinerary

Petronas Twin towers 

The Petronas twin towers are the iconic structure of Kuala Lumpur which is a must visit place for any tourist in Malaysia. The 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates with both towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58 metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge, which you can visit. The twin towers is also called the Twin Jewel of Kuala Lumpur. In 1998 when the towers built they were the largest building in the world. It has now been beaten but still is a wonderful place to visit.

The magnificient Twin towers, Lucky to hav taken our parents there.

Lucky to have taken our parents to this wonderful place.

The place around the towers has beautiful KLCC gardens with fountains and a place to relax. The shopping centre just behind the towers features all the exclusive brands, and also has a wide variety of food options available.

You can go to the observation deck on the 86th floor to see beautiful view from the top. There are long queues during peak seasons, so please plan ahead. Also on a any day there are around 880 tickets sold only for safety and security purposes.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00 (closed for Friday prayers 13:00 – 14:30)

Location: Near Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, in between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan

Ticket Prices Adult without MyCard: RM80 per person

Children Prices: RM30 per children aged 3 – 11 years

Adult with wheelchair: RM40 per person.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days – Kuala Lumpur itinerary

Menara KL Tower 

Menara KL Tower is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. The tower stands at 421 metres and has the  most spectacular view of the city. This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Menara’s viewing deck is, at 276 metres, at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towers.
When Menara KL Tower was constructed the overall design was meant to represent the human journey for perfection in life.

Menara tower.

Menara KL plays host to a revolving restaurant, Atmosphere 360. You can enjoy food with a view. This tower is one of the places you should visit when visiting Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00

Location:Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Ticket Prices International: RM 49 Adult, RM 29 Child

Malaysian: RM 30 Adult, RM 20 Child

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days – Kuala Lumpur itinerary

Batu Caves 

One of the most interesting tourist activity is to visit Batu Caves. It is so more for the Hindus, as the Batu caves has a number of Hindu shrines in the cave. It is a limestone cave having three major caves and some small ones. The temple is 400 million years old and is considered to be one of the most significant religious location for Hindus.

The Grand Idol in front of Batu Caves.

The Limestone Batu Caves.

Us after the climb and descend at Batu Caves.

The stairs have been colored now.

The view form the top of Batu caves.

So if you are in KL, you must visit Batu caves. The caves are 13 Kms away from KL> We had taken a private taxi to take us there, but there are some bus facilities available as well. There are around 272 steps which were recently renovated and colored in bright colors of red ,green blue and yellow. At the entrance there is a big idol of Lord Vishnu in golden color and is a sight to see.

View from the top of Batu Caves.


Around the temple there are shops where you can buy food , and snacks and also some souvenior items.

Opening Hours: 06:00 – 21:00

Location:Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days – Kuala Lumpur itinerary

Selangor Firefly Cruise. 

You would be able to enjoy bioluminescence of thousands of fireflies along the Selangor river on a small boat cruise. Thse fireflies light up  as they do their mating dance around the berembang trees  at Malaysia’s Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, in Kuala Selangor. Each species of firefly has a different light pattern and together, as they swarm around their chosen branches, they create a symphony of light in the mangrove swamps. This is wonderful display. The cruise happens when it is dark and start after sunset.

You need to book beforehand as it can get very busy. There are many package which included hotel pickup and drop and is helpful. The packages have a seafood dinner along the river, which you watch the sunset. The ticket price for a package is around 25 USD. It is a wonderful experience and a must see for any nature lover.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days – Kuala Lumpur itinerary

Trips Nearby. 

There are some beautiful places near to Kuala lumpur and in Malaysia, which are some of must visit if you want to extend you trip. As mentioned above you can go to Melaka.

Once we did a road trip from Johor to Port dickson to Cameron Highlands which was a very nice trip. Cameron Highlands was a beautiful place to visit. You can read more here Road Trip, Malaysia

Langkawi is a beautiful beach destination which offers nice adventure activities as well. We celebrated my birthday there and it was one of the best destinations  Five things to enjoy in Langkawi!

There is a small gem of place which we discovered which is Kota Kinabalu, and is a place I recommend highly for you to visit. Top interesting places in Kota Kinabalu to visit in two days.

Overall Malaysia is wonderful place, and Kuala Lumpur is a great stop to have a 3 day trip and see the city life and then take a beach vacation in Langkawi or Penang . If you need any help planning your trips, let me know and I will try and help you do the same.

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