3 Days Itinerary to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3 Days Itinerary to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The capital of Malaysia is a favorite city break destinations of many travelers and most Asians like us. It is one of the few visa free countries Filipino can visit. Known for its gleaming skyscrapers, Kuala Lumpur or KL is not only about the Petronas tower. The city is filled with more beautiful sights, natural attractions, scrumptious food and charming locals! Last May, our family of six decided to explore the city for 3 days.

Here is the tour provided by Kuala Lumpur Travel Tour (a travel agency in Malaysia) and a mix up of our own DIY itinerary that might help you in planning a trip to Malaysia’s capital.

Day 1 Kuala Lumpur City Center KLCC

KLCC is where several of Kuala Lumpur’s prominent landmarks can be found. The area can be explored on foot or public transportation. Corus hotel, our home for 3 days is only 5 minutes walk from the Petronas tower! As we’re very near to places of interests, the travel agency chooses to bring us to other several attractions as we can visit the tower later. Transportation through a private van is also provided by our agent.

New King Palace

Places of Interest

  • New King Palace
  • National Monument
  • National Mosque
  • Independence square
  • Menara KL Tower
  • Petronas Twin Tower Day time

Under Construction Sites as of May 2016

  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • Railway Station
  • Masjid Jamek

Couple at Petronas


  • Book your Petronas Tower tickets online to avoid queues. Our dates chosen appear to be unavailable so we asked our agency to buy it onsite.
  • Choose around 5 to 6 PM to see the city’s skyline on daytime, blue hour and night time.
  • Robes are provided at the entrance to cover up, if you’re underdressed.
  • The Menara and Petronas are located nearby each other
  • Wear comfortable and light clothes and shoes. Not because you’ll walk a lot but of the weather in KL is sticky! Humid to its finest! We’re lucky during our visit as most time was cloudy and the sun didn’t really hit us.

Read More: Travel Expenses in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for 3 days

Day 2 Nature, Religious Sites, Neighborhood

We started our day 2 in KL Bird Park where you can find high up nets covering the entire area with lots of tropical birds flapping around. Then off to the famous religious site Batu Caves which is used as a temple by local Hindus. After lunch and a short nap in the hotel, we headed on our own to Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor. From the Suria mall, we hop on a free purple bus roaming around KLCC and with a help of a guy working nearby the area, we found the place. The liveliest streak of shops and authentic food are here. The crowd, the hectic traffic, unfinished roads and monorail sound make this feel more urban than anywhere else in the city.

Batu Caves COuple

what am i trying to do here? :p

Places of Interest

  • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
  • Batu Caves
  • Suria Mall
  • Jalan Alor
  • Bukit Bintang


  • Rise early to get to the Batu Caves before the crowd and the heat arrive. Be careful with the monkeys lining the staircase.
  • There are restaurants available inside the KL Bird Park.
  • Don’t buy any souvenirs in the main attractions. You can buy it in Chinatown for cheap and good finds.

Day 3 Neighborhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Our day 3 is designated for shopping and more relax time with the family. In the morning, we visited the Central Market building which houses stalls of souvenirs, crafts and other items. There are some good restaurants here as well. Then walk a little to the Jalan Petaling Street. This part of KL’s Chinatown is protected from rain and sun by a roof so you can enjoy your shopping without worrying. Apart from shopping, the area got pretty architecture of the past and several temples to explore. At night, we visited Suria mall for the nth time and see the marvelous Petronas tower again.

Petaling Street

Places of Interest

  • Central market
  • Chinatown
  • Jalan Petaling street
  • Suria Mall
  • Petronas Twin Tower at night


  • Learn the art of haggling in Chinatown. Prices are cheaper here than in Central market.
  • The shopping area is at its liveliest in the afternoon and evening.
  • There are plenty of good restaurants selling authentic meals in the side streets.
  • See the Petronas tower at night.

If you have more than 3 days to explore the Malaysian capital, other suggested sites by tripadvisor reviewers are Little India, Jamek Mosque and the Islamic Arts Museum. Certainly, there are more sights to see and unique things to experience in this clean and modern city. Now, where to end this recap tour of Kuala Lumpur? Well, there is really no end to what the city has to offer.

Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? Did you have similar experiences? We’d love to hear your comments!

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Mary Jane April 10, 2017 - 11:26 am

Hello Jeremiah & Joanna,

Are the entrance fee free for parks and museums? How much should be the budget if we follow this itinerary?
Me and my friends are going to visit KL on May 12-15.

The Moment Keepers April 10, 2017 - 11:45 am

Hi Mary Jane, You can check this post, http://themomentkeepers.com/travel-expenses-kuala-lumpur-malaysia-3-days/ Enjoy KL! 🙂

Mylene Manalo March 29, 2017 - 1:00 pm

hi dear!

Your blog is very helpful we are going to Kuala Lumpur on May 23-25. I gonna follow ur itinerary and booked to Petronas tower ahead of time. Thank you.

The Moment Keepers March 30, 2017 - 9:33 am

Hi Mylene, glad you’ve found this helpful! 🙂 Enjoy your trip and don’t forget to bring an umbrella because the weather on May can be unpredictable.

Anne September 5, 2016 - 11:51 am

KL is a great place, I have only been there on business but had time to explore.

The Moment Keepers September 5, 2016 - 12:27 pm

Hi Anne, thank you for visiting! We agreed that KL is a great place. Like you we only had few days to see the capital but we’re happy to explore the popular landmarks 🙂 I checkout your blog and find your “dream list” fun and adventurous! keep inspiring others through your great photos 🙂

Helma September 4, 2016 - 6:17 pm

Hello Jeremiah & Joanna,
Here, I see great beautiful pictures.
A pleasure to watch it.
Greetings, Helma

The Moment Keepers September 5, 2016 - 7:10 am

Hi Helma,
Thank you for the kind words! We love your photos too.
We hope to hear your valuable comments with our blog post, in this way we can improve more.
Keep on blogging and posting stunning snaps 🙂

Łucja-Maria September 4, 2016 - 11:02 am

I am impressed by your blog.
Thanks to you I saw the world, you never get to know personally.
Great pictures.
I wish you happy days and a lot of unforgettable memories.
Kisses and greetings.

The Moment Keepers September 4, 2016 - 11:48 am

Thank you for the kind words Lucja! Keep on sharing beautiful photos. I love your gorgeous landscape snaps.
We wish you more happy days too 🙂

ladyfi September 4, 2016 - 9:02 am

Gorgeous shots of KL!

The Moment Keepers September 4, 2016 - 9:15 am

Thank you for visiting and the lovely comment! have a great day! 🙂


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