Things to do in KL in 3 days

So, you have 3 days to spend in Kuala Lumpur but you are not sure how to maximize your time. Assuming that you get to spend days as a whole (which means morning till night), you could actually cover quite a complete set of attractions.

From skycrapers to history in KL

You could not possibly cover everything in KL in 3 days actually but you could see the best of it all. We list out the itinerary.

Day 1 – Nature and Culture

What you want to do is to get to the Middle Ring Road 2, otherwise known as MRR2. This is where you will see 2 very prominent landmarks which are:

  • Zoo Negara
  • Batu Caves

The timing should be as follow:

  • 10.00am – Visit Zoo Negara. It is quite large in size. So you might want to move along quite quickly. This is where you can see most of the tropical animals found around Malaysia although they do have a panda habitat as well
  • 12.00pm – Have lunch around the shops
  • 2.00pm – Head out to Batu Caves. Take the steps and visit the caves. This should take no more than 2 hours.
  • 3.30 pm – Make your way to the city. You should have no problem hiring a Grab or Uber car from here. Get to Muzium Negara. Make sure you get there as soon as possible as it closes at 6.00pm
  • 6.00pm – Make your way to MidValley from Muzium Negara. Indulge in some shopping and have dinner there. After that, head out to Bangsar in Telawi Square to enjoy some drinks and call it a night

Day 2 – Local Traditions and Shopping

You should start your day with Malaysia’s favourite breakfast. Take a trip to the city and go to Masjid Negara. Not far from here is the Tanglin Nasi Lemak, known to be among the most popular places to enjoy the dish. After that, your itinerary should be:

  • 10.00am to 2.00pm – Sightseeing in Masjid Negara, Dayabumi and the old Train Station
  • 2.00pm – Lunch. Head to Jalan Silang where you can visit any shop to indulge in some local delights
  • 3.00 to 6.00pm – Visit Central Market where you can buy tons of souvenirs and local crafts.
  • 6.00pm – Go to Chinatown or Petaling Strett. There, you can find more things to buy. Visit Kim Lian Kee along the intersection there and try out the fried noodles (Hokkien Mee)
  • 10.00pm – Make your way to Changkat Bukit Bintang. There are many pubs and clubs there to choose from before calling it a night

Day 3 – Skyscrapers and Clubbing

Your third day should be less taxing. Start the day with the local breakfast. Visit any Mamak shop and indulge in roti canai and teh Tarik. Then make your way to KLCC. Here, you can now visit the infamous Petronas Twin Towers and shop a bit downstairs at Suria KLCC.
Then, have lunch in KLCC before making your way to Pavilion KL. There are at least 4 malls around here to shop for every possible brand you can find. You would spend almost the entire day here.
After that, enjoy dinner at Lot 10 Hutong, a very popular food court in KL. After dinner, you can spend some time shopping before heading out to TREC KL. The Zouk club is here while there are a whole more of other pubs too.


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