Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur: 2-Day Itinerary For KL

Traveling to South Asia? Irrespective of whether you are going to Malaysia by bus or any other place in South Asia, make sure that you spend some time in Kuala Lumpur. One may be lost on what to do to spend time in KL, but we will give you a guide for things to do in Kuala Lumpur in days. One thing that many people know of is the Petronas tower, but apart from that, they may not know what else is worth doing in Kuala Lumpur 2 day itinerary. If you have two days to visit Kuala Lumpur, we will give you some top sights worth visiting during this stay including the best places to eat in Kuala Lumpur.


Day 1

  1. Muzium Negara

Begin the day for your 2 day itinerary in Kuala Lumpur by visiting a National Museum known as Muzium Negara. This will guide you on the things you need to know about the Malaysian history. This museum has lots of information about the land that is quite useful, and you should learn it on the first day. The entrance fee per person is around $1.25. You can also go and enjoy the free English tours that happen every day for one hour from 10 am.

In the museum, there is a cafeteria which is quite convenient. Things in this cafeteria are affordable. It is in a good place where you can have your breakfast before you start your journey. Spend at least around one or two hours at the museum before you go to Masjid Negara.


  1. Masjid Negara

Masjid Negara is a national Mosque in the Kuala Lumpur, and it is a place you should spend some time and take some photos. It’s one of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur during your 2 day visit. Tourists who come to this fantastic mosque are given some hijabs and robes to cover their heads and then enter into the beautiful and calm space. It has absolutely stunning architecture. It is a calm, cool and shaded place that you will love to spend your time.

Visitors are permitted to walk up to the prayers room entrance, and you will get some friendly people who are ready to tell you about all the things you would love to know about Islam and the mosque. It may be quite hot on the grounds during midday, but it is a lovely place to be. Take at least sixty minutes to enjoy this space. It is recommendable to go before 11. 45 am so that you cannot be locked out due to the Muslim prayers are usually done at midday.


  1. Lake Gardens

After visiting the mosque take a stop and have lunch then head to the Lake Gardens early in the afternoon. You will need some time to walk through the gardens before it gets dark. Some people are not comfortable to walk after dusk thus it is crucial to arrive early in the afternoon. You will not be charged anything to visit the garden, and you can take that opportunity and take photos in this lovely place.


  1. KL Bird Park OR KL Butterfly Park

Next to the Lake Gardens is the Butterfly and Bird Park. If you have a bigger budget, you should find the time and visit one or both of the above-named parks in Kuala Lumpur. It will not take you so much time from the Lake Gardens, so if you are in time, you can opt to go to the parks.


  1. Chinatown

After visiting these places, it will most probably be dawn during your first day of the 2 day Kuala Lumpur itinerary. Get to your guesthouse and take some time before you head for dinner. You can also take a shower because the long day will have made you quite sweaty. After resting for some time, head to Jalan Petaling at sunset which is the biggest street in Kuala Lumpur. Take some time in the street at your leisure and enjoy the noodle soups and traditional durian fruits. There will be a lot of hawkers at that time, and you need to ignore them. You can go to a small food court and enjoy your dinner and that day will be well spent.


Day 2

  1. Batu Caves

Another top thing to do in Kuala Lumpur is the Batu Caves. Some people may have some mixed reactions to the site but trust me it is a place to be. It can be a little bit filthy and littered, but it is also recommendable. Some who visit this place especially after a festival happens in there end up being disheartened. This is because of the so many liters from festivals which can take quite some time to be cleared.

The caves will be open from 7 am, and thus it is recommendable that you get the caves as early as possible. Here’s a transportation guide for Kuala Lumpur. There are some paid caves, and that is optional for you. If you have money, you can pay and enjoy the experience. One of the most famous of all is the Dark Caves, but they are not open in the morning. Go from the bottom and take your view through the stairs as you head to the shrine at the top. There will be some monkeys, and thus you will have a good site of them. The shrine is among the most Hindus sacred sites for, and it is a place you will love to visit.

You can get to Batu by train from KL Central or the station in Kuala Lumpur. The road trip ticket for one person will be around RM5. It is free to visit the main cave as well as the stairs in the cave. If you are not going to some of the optional attractions thirty minutes are enough to have a good site on the site. It’s recommend to check this place out during your 2 day Kuala Lumpur itinerary.


  1. National Textile Museum

From the Batu site, you can take a train to the National Textile Museum. Getting into the museum is free. The museum is well maintained but does not have so many overwhelming things. Here you can get all the information you want about the tekat embroidery and batik and other textiles in Malaysia. It will give you a great introduction to the central market of Kuala Lumpur. Take around one hour and get all the history you need.


  1. Central Market

Originally the Central Market was called the wet market in Kuala Lumpur. The market today has shops that sell local handicrafts and courts that have decent foods. Have lunch in this market and buy some products in the textiles and local woods that will remind you of the place. Have a budget in advance to avoid overspending. You can have lunch in one hour and spend some more time to go shopping.


Pick Activities For The Afternoon

  1. Petronas Towers

People who love to spend their times on top of a building will take this as an ideal place to go. You will have to pay some fees to get into the tower and thus have to budget for it. You will have an opportunity to go beyond the height of the Ferris wheel. This may not give you so much value, but some people will enjoy it. Petronas Towers is enormous, and it will tickle your fancy. You will get the ticket online and this way you can go in the towers and out without wasting time during the visit. For your Kuala Lumpur 2 day itinerary, this is the best thing to do in Kuala Lumpur during your stay.


  1. Chow Kit

This is one of Kuala Lumpur ethnic neighborhood. It is not designated as clearly as the China town, and thus one may not know the difference. Go to the alleys and maybe have a bowl of soup or a plate of noodles. It is one of the most authentic places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. Plan to use a cab to and from the city for the traveling there can be quite a challenge. Plan for cab fare before you go to Chow Kit.


  1. Shopping Malls

Kuala Lumpur is full of shopping malls. Everywhere you go, you will find a shopping mall at your disposal. Go to the malls if you want to do some shopping, watch people or enjoy free A/C. When the day is over, visit a restaurant and have dinner. That will be the end of your two-day tour in Kuala Lumpur.


  1. Late-night partying

If you do not feel like sleeping, then you can go and have some late night partying. There are several places in Kuala Lumpur where you can go and spend some time of the night. Get into a nightclub and have an awesome time there. Have enough money to buy some beers and participate in other activities of the club. You will relay have a good time as you party the night out.

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