Kuala Lumpur Malaysia: Itinerary And List To Remember
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is our 4th stop for our Southeast Asia trip. We arrived later than we expected at 6:30 pm via Air Asia Airline instead of 2:30 pm. We’re all exhausted and hungry, and our kids have been screaming their heads off. We ended up eating at the hotel dinner buffet which we find the price ridiculous. The food quality and the ambiance of the restaurant is terrific.
My husband and I aren’t big eaters plus our kids were too young to pay half the price of $89 each. We’ve been to other high-end restaurants and trust me; this one is over-priced. How can they charge very young kids $44.50 each half the price of our full meal? Hilton Kuala Lumpur Sentral is next to the train station and very accessible to go anywhere. From here to the central area of Kuala Lumpur or going to Batu Caves. The train station is easy to learn and affordable.
These are the original itinerary I made during our trip:
Arrival at 2:30 pm ride a taxi from airport to hotel and will do visit Menara and do the revolving restaurant
National Monument/Tun Razak Memorial park
KL Butterfly Park
KL Lake Garden
Petronas Twin Tower/Petrosains Science Discovery Centre
Kuala Lumpur Centre ( KLCC)
Leave hotel 3:30 am to LCCT with CK flight 6:55 am
The itinerary I made didn’t go as I planned because of our delayed flight from Johor Bahru Malaysia. At first, it wasn’t a great one, and it scares me especially we have tiny children. I am delighted and fortunate enough to know someone in Kuala Lumpur and made our trip at ease on our 3rd day.
I did book a private van, to make our trip easier for my husband and kids to relax during our travel. Our second day didn’t go so well as I expected because the driver made me feel unsafe for driving us around. To places that I don’t feel safe but I tried to act calm and normal especially the kids are with us.
Below is our final Itinerary:
9:30 pm- Arrived and Check-In
9:30 pm-10:30 pm Eat Dinner
7:45 – 8:30 am Batu Cave
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast with locals
9:00 -10:00 am Royal Selangor Visitor Center
10:00-10:30 am We’re waiting and wondering what’s going on
10:30 -11:30 pm Kings palace
11:30 -12:30 pm National Monument
12:30 -1:00 pm We ate lunch at the train station
1:00-pm- onward We relax in our hotel
1:00 – 2:00 pm Petronas Twin Tower
2:00 – 5:00 pm Petrosains Science Discovery Centre
5:00 – 7:00 pm Kuala Lumpur Centre ( KLCC)
7:00 – 8:00 pm Bukit Bintang
8:00-10:00 pm China Town
6:55 am Flight to Chiangmai
We ate lunch at the train station and went back to our hotel and took a nap. After the kids’ nap, we all decided to enjoy the hotel facilities especially their pool. It’s the best part of our kids stay in Kuala Lumpur got to enjoy the warm weather lounging in the big pool.
My daughter and I went to China Town with my friend and his bf. We love it there, and the prices are decent. I got to try some of the local Malaysian food and drink which my daughter and I enjoyed. My family got picked up at our hotel by the Pakistani Driver on our way to the airport going to Chiangmai Thailand. Omg! Our Air Asia flight delayed again! We waited too long at the airport, and I lost all my expensive make-up collection at the airport.
Lists you need to remember while you’re in Kuala Lumpur: If you can make it possible to visit during these dates, January 28- February 1 you’ll have a blast.
- Make sure to walk Bukit Bintang and KLCC area during at night.
- Don’t bother going up the stairs to Batu Cave especially if you have small children with you. Not so much to see there. Take a picture downstairs if you want.
- You don’t need to hire a private vehicle it’s effortless to learn the train, and it is very cheap and clean.
- Let your kids relax and enjoy the pool at your hotel instead of trying to roam around to see many temples.
- Visit more kid-friendly site than trying to fit all your schedules to temples and mosque. I don’t advise to do it especially with toddlers. With a 1- year old and a 4- year-old visiting mosque or religious places which require peace not going to happen. Kids this age loves to run around and can be noisy sometimes. Not to forget the temper tantrum.
- Staying in Hilton Sentral is a great location and access to everything. It is right next to the train station and a lot of cheap food stools available. Hilton Hotel Sentral
- I can’t believe dishonest people still dare not to give you the exact change.
- Keep an eye on your belongings.
Kuala Lumpur has so much to offer, and everything is accessible mostly by train. You won’t worry about riding a train as it is immaculate and comfortable to use. Kuala Lumpur is one of the cities that you can’t miss in visiting Malaysia. You can read our other article here Johor Bahru Malaysia. Please don’t forget to leave a comment below and follow us on social media.
Alexandra @ PerfectDayToPlay BLOG - EcoSmart Sustainable Family Travel
Loved the humour in your post – well done. I get it, travel with kids is hard, I am a mom myself. We travel all over Canada and US with my 4yo son, but haven’t attempted Asia yet. I am frankly terrified somewhat due to long flights… we do however definitely have Singapore and Malaysia on our to-do list in the next few years and your notes will be quite handy I am sure. You itinerary makes me feel this adventure IS possible even with a few hick-ups along the way.. thank you
I hope this helps you in planning your trip there. Don’t let our bad experienced hinder it as it is a beautiful country and has a lot to offer.
The Holidaymaker | Renee
Traveling in general is exhilarating and tiring, and I can only imagine the added challenges, consideration and joy it is to travel with children. You are a careful planner, maximizing both your time and budget. Great tips about hiring a driver and considering dinner cost/location. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip.
Yes, I plane carefully especially if it involves with children.
Loved the authenticity of this article. Travelling with little kids is definitely a challenge but it seems like you guys are doing it well!
Oooh April, what a nightmare! I am sorry to hear you had so many mini issues during your stay, but at least you got to visit some of KLs best spots! 🙂
The only thing is, I LOVED going up the stairs to see the views from the top at Batu Caves! It wasn’t as pretty with the rainbow stairs back then, but it was still fun to climb up. I can see it would be much harder with small children, but it might be good for families with older kids?
Yes, to older kids, Josy. But if the kids are toddlers, I don’t recommend it as it disturbs the ritual. The place is for praying, not for running around and playing. It is distracting.