Kuala Lumpur is a big travel hub in Southeast Asia. It’s the entrance door for tourists that come to discover the beautiful Malaysia or are connecting flights to other countries in 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 leave at least one day to visit KL, believe me, it’s possible. To make the most of you time in town, follow our travel guide to spend one day in Kuala Lumpur, itinerary and travel tips to the main attractions in KL.
The first thing you need to organize is accommodation! If you gonna spend one day in Kuala Lumpur, or better say, 24 hours, your hotel needs to be well located, even better if it’s close to one of the monorail/train stations. Before we list the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in one day, we need to talk about some practical travel information.
How to Get Around Kuala Lumpur in one day
If you only have one day in Kuala Lumpur don’t waste time in traffic, the public transportation is efficient and the 9 trains/metro lines can’t take you almost everywhere in town. On My Rapid KL you can check all the lines and connection, it will help you to get around Kuala Lumpur easily and fast.
If your hotel or a place you want to visit in KL is far from the train station, then you will need a taxi. Many taxi drivers speak English, but the language barrier is always an issue, especially you are going to a not so touristy place. Uber works perfectly in Kuala Lumpur, you avoid the language problem and can also pay with your credit card. Sign up now and get a discount for your next ride.
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 and be ready to explore this multicultural city. Here it goes, our lists of what to do in Kuala Lumpur in one day:
The Batu Caves are one of the most famous attractions in Kuala Lumpur, and even if you only have one day in KL, you must visit it. I recommend you to go there early in the morning. Put the Batu Caves on the top of your KL itinerary, so you won’t miss it.
The 400 million years old cave is located outside of town and you can go there using public transportation. The KTM Blue Line leaves from KL Sentral station and the last stop is the Batu Caves. Don’t forget to dress respectfully as the Caves are a complex of Hindu temples and people from all around the world go there to visit and pray.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building & Merdeka Square
Your second stop on our Kuala Lumpur itinerary is the historical and beautiful Merdeka Square and the stunning Sultan Abdul Samad building. Stroll around, snap some photos and enjoy the scenery.
Surrounding the square you find the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and the National Textile Museum, but as you only have one day in Kuala Lumpur, I suggest you skip the visit and head to the next attraction.
Kuala Lumpur Central Market
By this time you might be hungry, so before getting inside the Central Market grab a fruit, a juice or a local snack while walking through the pedestrian street beside the market building. Built in 1928 the Central Market is also called as Pasar Seni, in the past, it was a wet market, but on 1980’s change to a crafts and souvenirs. Inside you will find beautiful wooden work, traditional Batik painting, silk scarves and much more.