Is it possible to experience the best of what Kuala Lumpur has to offer in just 2 days and 1 night? It is. But only if you’re armed with the best travel information to help you navigate the busy yet spectacular city with ease. In this Kuala Lumpur travel guide, let us share how you can comfortably explore KL without worrying about missing a flight or missing out on the must-see sites and spots in the city.
The Perfect Jump-off Point for Your Kuala Lumpur Travel
If The Boulevard – A St Giles Hotel is where you choose to stay, you’ve got nothing to worry about. This hotel in KL, which integrates leisure, dining, entertainment and shopping, is strategically located in the heart of Mid Valley City—a thriving and exciting district in KL. As such, it means that everything is within reach besides being home to great facilities and amenities such as an outdoor pool, an in-house spa, a fitness centre and free Wi-Fi everywhere.
On a traveller’s standpoint, it gets even better. From the train to the highway, getting to numerous Malaysia attractions is a breeze because public transport is easily accessible as well. Finding a KL hotel that is central, accessible and positions you right in the heart of the city is, after all, one of the most important things to consider when travelling with some time constraint.
First Stop: Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall
After you check in and freshen up, waste no time and head out of the hotel and into the exciting city. The first KL attraction you can visit? The ones that are a stone’s throw away from your hotel—Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall.
Forgot to pack a pair of comfortable shoes? Need an umbrella to carry around for your visits around the city? These malls are a paradise for the ultimate shoppers, with virtually anything you need available under one roof.
Second Stop: Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Accessible via the KTM Komuter, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is worth a visit. Here, butterflies flutter all over the garden’s 80,000 sq ft of space brimming with exotic plants and ferns. Besides being home to over 5,000 butterflies, the KL Butterfly Park is also the largest butterfly garden in the world. Arriving in all hues of the rainbow, it’s easy to spend an hour or two just gazing at all the butterflies flying freely in the garden.
Third Stop: Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
A few minutes’ walk away is the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, which allows guests to get up close and personal with different species of birds. A sprawling 20.9 acres is what “more than 3,000 local and foreign birds of approximately 200 different species” call home. In addition, the Bird Park is also considered as one of the largest free-flight walk-in aviaries in the world.
Separated into four zones, guests can get the chance to see birds in their natural habitat as they soar in the air in Zones 1 and 2. Meanwhile, Zone 3 is where the Hornbill Park can be found and Zone 4 is where birds can be seen in cages and mini aviaries. No matter what time you arrive, you’ll be treated to a variety of activities and programmes that will entertain visitors of all ages.
Fourth Stop: Merdeka Square
One of the most popular tourist spots in KL, you can head to Merdeka Square for some quick photos. It may seem like it’s nothing but a big square field but this holds a spot in the country’s history. Why? It was where Malaysia declared “Merdeka” or freedom on August 31, 1957.
Fifth Stop: Bukit Bintang
After spending most of your day immersed in the natural beauty of KL, it’s time to dive into a whole new side to KL. At Bukit Bintang, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the malls, stores and Malaysian restaurants available. Whether it’s luxury fashion, gadgets or even a cinema you’re looking for, you’ll find it here at Bukit Bintang.
But before you call it a day and head back to The Boulevard for a swim at their pool or a visit to the gym, wait until it gets dark and you’ll be even more surprised at this district’s vibrant nightlife. Even better, why not grab a seat at one of the bars for a nightcap?
Sixth Stop: Petronas Twin Towers
It’s your second day in KL and you only have the morning to explore the city before you have to check out and head home. Where do you go? No trip to KL is complete without visiting the most iconic landmark in the city, the Petronas Twin Towers. Considered as one of the top places to visit in Malaysia.
From the hotel, you can take the train or simply hail a cab to take you there. Once there, make sure you snap a photo with the towers at the background. From the Petrosains to the Aquaria, there are numerous attractions nearby worth checking out as well.
Seventh Stop: Central Market
On your way back to The Boulevard, do drop by Central Market for a quick shopping spree. Here, you’ll find an array of Malaysian souvenirs, handicrafts and more that will be perfect gifts to bring back home.
Final Stop: The Boulevard—A St Giles Hotel
You’ve seen some of the best the city has to offer, now it’s time to pack up and call it a day after your Kuala Lumpur travel adventure. When you’re back in the hotel, don’t forget to enjoy the delectable food at Wild Rice before you head to the airport. From popular Malay cuisine to classic Western dishes, you’re bound to find something on the menu that will fill you up before your flight home.