7 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur

7 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is one of the gateways to travel around Southeast Asia. Being a multi- cultural and diverse country, Malaysia has a lot to offer.

You may visit the Petronas Towers, Food Trippin’ in Jalan Alor, or strolling around Chinatown, or perhaps checking out museums. But, it would be a shame not to explore its neighboring towns that brings tremendous Travel experience.

 Here are some of the places that are worth checking out while in the Capital City of Malaysia.

Batu Caves

Head over to Batu Caves, a Hindu Temple situated in Gombak Selangor.  The famous temple with the Massive Statue of Lord Muruga is just 13KM away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Getting here is very easy; you may take the KTM train from KL Sentral to Batu Caves! The best time to visit Batu Caves is early in the morning when there is no Crowd. Climb the 272 steps and get rewarded with the beautiful caverns and view of the city!



Putrajaya is the federal state of Malaysia and it offers so many beautiful sights. Impressive architectures to marvel such as the Seri Wawasan Bridge, Seri Perdana and Putra Square are surely not to be missed! The Pink Mosque is one of the famous attractions in Putrajaya, it is so eye catching and looks very charming! There’s also a Botanical Garden to explore and a Moroccan Pavilion to admire its astounding architecture.  If you are feeling adventurous, Putrajaya is no shortage of adrenaline rush activities for all visitors like Flyboard Experience, a water sport that drives you over the lake with water jets and you will be hovering above ground powered by cool equipment like wearing an ironman suit is definitely a thrilling experience!

Bukit Tinggi

Looks like a place taken from a fairytale land is Colmar Tropicale. A resort situated in the highlands of Bukit Tinggi Pahang. The resort is inspired by a beautiful town of Colmar in the Alsace Region in France.  Bukit Tinggi is one of the most romantic places and best day trips to explore when in Malaysia. Strolling in the cobblestone streets, marvel at the beautiful Alsatian windows and doors, and feel like being in a 16th century French Village. If you’re feelin’ like hiking up, Japanese Garden is well suited for you. Wear Kimono for fun, enjoy authentic spa and sip a relaxing tea!


Ipoh is not just home of the famous Ipoh White Coffee, but as well as a hub for best culinary in Malaysia. It’s a quiet town with so many hip coffee shops, local Chinese cuisines, and nearby temples. One of the tourist attractions in Ipoh is the Lost World of Tambun, a theme park perfect for families and groupies. The resort is also good for Hot Springs that is suitable for relaxation. Ipoh is so underrated! There are just so many wonderful things to do in Ipoh like exploring the memory lane, Kellies Castle, Gunung Lang Recrational Park, and even just be mesmerized with the street art in town! Don’t ever leave Ipoh without sampling the white coffee, Dim sum and salted Chicken!


Genting Highlands

To enjoy a cooler day out, look no further than Genting Highlands. It’s definitely one of the places to add in your bucket list while in Malaysia. Cooler temperature, strawberry farms, Scenic cable car ride, natural rain forest and even them park are some of the reasons why people flocked in Genting Highlands.  Make sure not to leave Genting Highlands without sipping some teas and exploring the beautiful Chin Swee Temple!



Malacca is a charming town, which is about 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur. It’s a unesco heritage sites with rich trading history with Portuguese and Dutch influence.  Malacca is a town that you will never get tired of exploring, from cultural shows, trendy cafes, Peranakan or Kristang cuisines, antique shops, ancient landmarks and churches and even spending a day cruising on the Melaka river.  No wonder Malacca is the best weekend trips for Tourist and even locals!



Sekinchan is a local fishing village that could make your entire trip to KL one of the best! Getting a bike and simply explore the beautiful paddies. It definitely has scenic views all year round. Sekinchan has one of the best sunsets, too! If you find yourself feeling relaxed, there’s a high chance that you will opt to stay for overnight to sleep in a Cabin Hotel with the paddy views. For day-trippers, you may indulge into fresh seafood; dine in a bus restaurant and throwing ribbons on Sekinchan’s Wishing Tree! Cross fingers that your wish will come true!

Make your Malaysia Travel Experience worthwhile with these best day trips from Kuala Lumpur.


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Written by Lamyerda

Riz is a Filipina expat in Malaysia with a mission to travel the world without quitting her job! She shares her adventures through Lamverda, a rapidly growing travel blog since 2012, unravelling her journeys on the road and sharing great tips with others who dream of exploring the world without quitting their jobs or breaking their bank. Her blog covers travel tips, hotel reviews, and travel guides to Asian, Oceania, European, African and Middle Eastern destinations.