Itinerary & Travel Tips for One Day in Kuala Lumpur


We all knows that Kuala Lumpur is the biggest travel hub n Southeast Asia. What most of the people don’t know is that this interesting city should be more than a place to connect flights. Plan your trip and spend at least a night in Kuala Lumpur. It’s possible….
One of the latest attraction in KL. Behind Masjid Jamek..
If this is your first time in Kuala Lumpur, let me share with you this itinerary to give you some ideas if you plan your visit to Kuala Lumpur soon.
To get started, get your accommodation right. It is not that difficult to find a good accomodation in KL. There are plenty of them. If you plan to spend a day in Kuala Lumpur or 24 hours, your hotel needs to be well located. It would be great if the hotel is close to one of the MRT/monorail/train stations.
There are plenty of hotels in Kuala Lumpur for all budgets and tastes, from top international 5 star hotel chains to hostels. If you are looking for a fancy stopover in Kuala Lumpur you should stay in one of the hotels around KLCC or Bukit Bintang. From lavish experience to budget experience. Perhaps i will share further in my future postings on accommodation in Kuala Lumpur.
Stunning swimming pool at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

How To Get Around In Kuala Lumpur

With only one day in Kuala Lumpur ,public transportation is the best option. Don’t waste your time in traffic. Traffic in KL can get worse sometime and unpredictable. Visit My Rapid KL and check all the lines and connection, it will help you to get around Kuala Lumpur easily and fast.
For your convenient, you can also download Grab to move around in KL.

Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in One Day

There are many things to do in Kuala Lumpur in one day. So don’t be lazy, get out of the bed, have a delicious breakfast at your hotel or lots of delicacies around KL. Here it goes, my lists of what to do in Kuala Lumpur in one day:

1. KL Forest Eco Park, KL Tower

This eco park located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its open daily at 7.00am. This place alson knwon as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. A popular ecotourism destination and serves as a natural green lung for the surrounding metropolitan area. You can also enjoy the Canopy Walk for free. It is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest in the heart of a city.
Tips : You are advice to wear a walking or sport shoes and cotton tshirt 🙂
The canopy walk…

2. KL Tower

Since you already at KL Forest Eco Park, dont forget to check out KL Tower. You can take a tour to the Observation Deck. KL Tower is the best place to enjoy the skyline of Kuala Lumpur from 276m above ground level.
Tips : Open daily from 9.00am – 10.00pm

3. Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Merdeka Square & Mesjid Jamek

Your third stop on our Kuala Lumpur itinerary is the historical and beautiful Merdeka Square and the stunning Sultan Abdul Samad building. Stroll around, worth of your time. Plenty of good spot for your instagram material shot.

4. Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Built in 1928, Central Market is also called as Pasar Seni among the local. Back then, Central Market was a wet market. Sometimes in the 1980’s, the government decided to change this historical market to a crafts and souvenirs centre. If you are looking for painting, beautiful wooden work, traditional Batik, silk scarves and much more this is the best place to visit.
5. KLCC or Petronas Twin Tower
This 88 storey building was once the tallest building in the world until 2004. But to date, it remain as the tallest twin tower in the world. The Petronas Towers are the symbol of modern KL and one of the attraction you must visit. The Islamic-inspired building has a Sky Bridge on the 41st and 42nd floor where you can go and have a privileged view of Kuala Lumpur skyline. If you don’t feel like going so high, or you are on a tight budget and don’t want to buy the entrance tickets don’t worry, the view you get from the bottom of the towers is incredible too.

6. Dinner at Jalan Alor & Changkat, Bukit Bintang

After a long day of sight seeing and walking around Kuala Lumpur nothing better than a delicious dinner. Our Kuala Lumpur itinerary finishes at Bukit Bintang area. Jalan Alor is famous for wide selection of local street food while Changkat give you plenty selection of international restaurants, and trendy bars. Be prepared for a feast of flavors, busy streets and vendors trying to convince you they have the tastiest food, the best drinks and best music.
This one day in Kuala Lumpur itinerary is an introduction to KL attractions, to give you a sense of Kuala Lumpur. If you still have time, or if you decide to stay one more day in KL, here are some suggestions of what to do in Kuala Lumpur, do comment below and i will share some ideas with you.
Hope you will enjoy my city as much as i do.

Author: Hafiz Mahadzir

I'm Hafiz. I have a passion for food, travel and having fun. I hope to lead you to delicious and enjoyable experiences around the world. For enquiries or just to say hi, email me at

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