Places to visit in Malaysia- Itinerary

Download the itinerary in PDF at the end of the page.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala LumpurDay 1

The KL airport is massive and the duty-free at arrivals is exciting. You may want to buy liquor before you exit. You can easily board buses. The price is 12.40 approx from the Airport to the city. I must say that the buses are comfortable and take about 1 hour to reach your destination. You can also choose trains, but those could be expensive. 50 -55 ringgits for 25 mins of the journey to your destination.

1. Arrive at your hotel (I would recommend if you opt for hotels in Bukit Bintang or near city center)

2. Dataran Merdeka Square:

You can cover the following places on day 1. They are close to each other.

  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • Royal Selangor Club
  • Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral

3. Merdeka Square to Central Market (walk 5-7 mins)
4. Central Market to Petaling Street (walk 10 mins)
5. Back to Hotel
6. Walkaround Bukit Bintang (Night walk-Jalan Alor street food market). On weekends you will find Bukit Bintang quite colorful and vibrant. You can enjoy street music, many bands play on different sides of the road and many restaurants to explore. Bukit Bintang is a shopping paradise in the Kuala Lumpur city.)

Kuala LumpurDay 2

  1. Hotel to KL Sentral (Board, LRT line depending on where your hotel is located or the starting point. You need to reach there to board the train going to Batu Caves. Train service is every one hour and the ticket price is 2.40 approx ringgits.)
  2. KL Sentral to Batu Caves to KL Sentral.3. KL Sentral to KLCC, Petronas.

Kuala LumpurDay 3

  1. Hotel to KL Tower, Menara
    2. KL Tower, Menara to Little India, Brickfields.
    3. Little India, Brickfields to Sri Mahamariamman Temple.
    4.  Sri Mahamariamman Temple to Heli Lounge Bar, KL
    5. Heli Lounge Bar, KL to Hotel.

Kuala LumpurDay 4

  1. Hotel to Genting Highlands (Spend a day in Genting you can easily book taxi or travel by bus. You can also extend your travel for more than a day, but this can be covered in a day.)
    2. KLCC to Bukit Bintang, Pudu Central
    3. Shopping Tentative.

Kuala LumpurDay 5

  1. Port Dickinson-  The beach is about one hour away from KL city.
  2. Petronas sky Bridge, Suria KLCC mall, KLCC Park– evening hangout.
  3. KLCC to Hotel.


1. Data Card- You can opt for any data card at the airport, however, you may find them expensive in terms of the amount of data they offer. You can buy a data card in the city from any local shop or convenience store. They may offer extra gigabytes. I Chose YES 4G plan with 5 GB data in 20 ringgits for a week.

2. Language: Language can be a problem but Malaysians speak good English. They are always willing to help. They will manage to explain what they want.

3. Food/Beverages/Liquor and Daily Needs: Kuala Lumpur has three giant store chains, Seven-Eleven, Family Mart, and KK for all kinds of daily needs. You can easily avail the following items during your course of travel:

Cigarettes- 17 ringgits (Marlboro, Davidoff and other local brands)

Beer- Tiger or other imported brands (12.60 ringgits approx. The prices may vary at some places.)

WateBottle-Cost may vary as there are several options to choose from ( minimum 1.60 ringgits or more.)

Fruits-Some of the seven-eleven, KK stores keep fruits, so you are never hungry while rambling around the city. I bought two bananas for 4 ringgits which are slightly expensive.

Flavored milk & Munchies– The cost is about 4-7 ringgits.

Food-At local restaurants 4-10 ringgits. If you dining at food courts, the price range from 10-13 ringgits minimum.

 4. Transport: 

Taxi- Minimum fare is 30-50 ringgits. Choose Grab.

The logo is for identification purpose only

The city has GO KL buses which are free of cost, airconditioned, with free WIFI. For GO KL route map:

The logo is for identification purpose only

Rapid KL- Get a Rapid KL card, so you can travel by Rapid KL bus, LRT, MRT trains.

The logo is for identification purpose only

To explain a bit more about it:

KL travel pass is a smart payment card. The card includes airport transfers in addition to your journey inside the Kuala Lumpur city. The travel card costs 75 -120 ringgits for unlimited two days rides on LRT, MRT, and KL monorails.

The logo is for identification purpose only

Where to get the cards from:

  • KLIA Platform, Level 1
  • KLIA & KLIA2 International Baggage Reclaim Hall
  • Gateway@KLIA2, Level 2
  • Departure Hall, Level 1, KL Sentral

 5. Shopping: Shopping For Luxury Brands-Whether you are on a shopping spree or extensively plan to do it, you must consider visiting Bukit Bintang Entrance, the Pavillion hotel, KL Suria KLCC mall, and Berjaya Times Square.

Money Exchange-You can buy currency. For a single traveler, 1500 ringgits is sufficient for a week’s stay. I would recommend using ATMs in the Kuala Lumpur for best conversion rates.

 8. Accommodation– For accommodation, You can consider Berjaya Time’s square or hostels near KLCC.

For more cheaper hotels- you can consider Bukit Bintang. The area is good, nice, clean and safe. Several convenient stores and restaurants are present in the area. It the most convenient location to visit, Dataran Merdeka Square, Central Market, Jameq Mosque, KL city gallery, Jalan Alor night street food market, KL Menara and Sultan Samad Building.  You can walk up to these places if staying at Bukit Bintang. Your distance to KLCC center is 1.5 km. In my opinion, the location is ideal for solo travelers.

9. Travel adapter

Malaysia has a standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You are advised to carry a travel adapter which has Socket Type G provision (rectangular pins).  You can use the same adapter in Singapore as well. See pics below of one I have with two USB charging ports.

I am leaving a link so you can consider buying one. Travel Adapter

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