Alright, 48 hours in Kuala Lumpur? Well, that’s something really fun! If your trip to Malaysia includes just 2 days in Kuala Lumpur, then trust me you have enough time to make the most of your time in the city. The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most popular culturally diverse destinations in Asia. People from all over Asia and Indian subcontinent resides here to make a beautiful cosmopolitan culture of Kuala Lumpur. Not just the capital city has a vast mix of cultures, traditions, foods, and religion as well. This gives tourists and expats in KL plenty of opportunities to relish numerous experiences and explore amazing places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in just 2 days. So, let’s get started with our ! 2 days Kuala Lumpur itinerary
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What to do in Kuala Lumpur in 2 days
Begin your tour in the morning with a visit to Kuala Lumpur’s iconic attraction, the Petronas Twin Towers. To not visit the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower. Dominating the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, the twin towers stands tall at a height of 451.9 meters. While this attraction is gleaming from outside, the view from the towers is loved the most by tourists on their Kuala Lumpur city tour.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
If you don’t get tickets for Petronas Twin Towers, then Kuala Lumpur tower is the best alternative. Perched at a height of 452 meters, KL Tower is considered to be the world’s 7th tallest communication tower. The observation deck at 276 meters gives the 360-degree pulchritudinous views of the surrounding.
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If your search for what to see in Kuala Lumpur in 2 days also open for historical attractions then Batu Caves will be the perfect choice for you. Sacred to Lord Murugan, Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites in Malaysia. There are a total of 272 steps to reach the cave. At the base of the cave, there are the temples that are constructed in Tamil style of architecture. One of the key highlights of this place is the imposing statue of Lord Murugan guarding the caves.
On the southern edge of Lake Gardens, there is located the National Museum – one of the most talked-about tourist places in Kuala Lumpur. The museum showcases arts and artifacts depicting Malaysia’s history, geography, arts, crafts, economy, and culture. The museum boasts beautiful architecture with Minangkabau-style roof.
After exploring all the above attractions, be ready to hit the lanes of Central Market for an ultimate shopping tour in the late afternoon. This is the best market in Kuala Lumpur to buy some souvenirs for friends and family. A shopping tour at the Central Market is one of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur. From electronic items to clothing to accessories to sand art paintings, this market has almost everything to satiate travelers’ of every taste.
Dinner in Kuala Lumpur
Evening time would be the best to relish the gastronomic experience of Asian delicacies at either a local hawker or at some lavish restaurant – the choice is yours! The nightlife scene of Kuala Lumpur is something that is worth every effort. There are plenty of bars, laid-back restaurants, and bistros that deliver the best taste of Europian, western, and Asian cuisine to your plate.
Little India in Kuala Lumpur
India is on your bucket list but for some reason, unable to plan the trip? No worries! Kuala Lumpur will take you there. Little India in KL in the Brickfields districts is one of the top attractions in the city. From the Cafes and food to customs, you will get to experience every aspect of India here in this part of Kuala Lumpur.
Sultan Abdul Samad
The stunning building of Sultan Abdul Samad is one of the most important monuments in the history of Malaysia. It is the place where the Malaysian Declaration of Independence was signed in the year 1957. People from far and wide come to adore the exquisite architecture of the building.
Renowned as the oldest mosque of Kuala Lumpur, Masjid Jamek was constructed in the year 1909. Overlooking Klang River, it is also referred to as the Friday Mosque. It is the main religious center for the Islamic people in KL.
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur is irresistible! When you are in Kuala Lumpur, you just couldn’t resist the glitz and glamour of the shopping centers in the city. Bukit Bintang is the area in KL where you will get to see hundreds of shopping centers, entertainment centers, restaurants, and weekly street markets. This is the best place to be at if you are a shopaholic.
Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur?
There are numerous resorts and hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Hence, deciding where to stay is definitely a daunting task, considering you have just 2 days to explore the city. The city has hotels and resorts that fit in every budget range. Since you have just two days in the city, it is advisable to book a hotel near Kuala Lumpur city center. It would be easy and comfortable to travel to all the above attraction from downtown.
Traders Hotel KL, The Majestic Hotel, Grand Hyatt, The Westin, and The Face Suites are some top recommendations of luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
For budget hotels in KL, one can book a stay in any of these hotels – Fraser Place, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Swiss-Inn, Travelodge City Centre, Furama Bukit Bintang, and Seri Pacific Hotel.
If you are looking for something a little more local you can grab a room on Airbnb. If you sign up with a new email you will receive $40 off your first booking and $15 towards any tour by clicking here.
With that, we come to the end of this blog. We wish to have a safe and blasting time and hope you enjoyed the Kuala Lumpur itinerary for 2 days! We’ll meet you next time with another interesting and amazing blog. Meanwhile, you can know more about our trip to Malaysia here. Also, check out our recommended travel essentials that we use in our traveling.