According to Euromonitor International (the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research), Kuala Lumpur ranked 10 in top 10 most popular cities for international travellers in 2015, achieved more than 12 million visits (top 10: HongKong, Bangkok, London, Singapore, Paris, Macau, Dubai, Istanbul, New York, Kuala Lumpur). For Vietnamese tourists, Kuala Lumpur, together with Bangkok and Singapore are the top 3 out of 10 most favourite travel destinations. The question is, what makes Kuala Lumpur so attractive to travellers? If you have the chance to visit Malaysia, never forget to spend time in Kuala Lumpur! So, what to do in Kuala Lumpur in 4 days and things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 4 days? Let’s check out our suggested Kuala Lumpur itinerary 4 days (Kuala Lumpur 4 days 3 nights itinerary, 4 days in KL, 4 days in Kuala Lumpur) to find out the answer!
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Departing from Vietnam, there are many airways providing direct flights to Malaysia. From the most popular national airlines such as Vietnam Airlines and Malaysia Airlines (3 flights per day), the destination is also a lucrative market for low-cost airlines like Air Asia (5 flights per day), Vietjet Air, Malindo Air,…
Therefore, flight tickets to Malaysia are always at the best prices, are never as expensive as the other two mentioned, Singapore and Bangkok. Hotel prices in Malaysia are also much cheaper than that in Singapore while offering each and every tourist necessities: shopping, cuisine and many other recreational activities.
It is also worth mentioning that travelling among different cities of Malaysia is an effortless task, either by buses or by planes, to Malacca, Penang, Johor Bahru,…and beautiful coastal cities like Langkawi or Kota Kinabalu. As a result, visiting Malaysia in general, or Kuala Lumpur specifically is frequently on the bucket list of many Vietnamese adventurers.
With this article, we proudly suggest the most efficient travel plan within 4 days in Kuala Lumpur. Trust us, your journey will be packed with great experiences.
Kuala Lumpur itinerary 4 days (4 days in KL) — Day 1: Saigon – KUL (Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park)
Arrive in Kuala Lumpur after the 2-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City. Side note: Kuala Lumpur is one hour ahead of Ho Chi Minh city timezone so remember to adjust your watch (for example, 2 pm in Ho Chi Minh City corresponds to 3 pm in Kuala Lumpur).
From the airport, there are several ways to get to central Kuala Lumpur:
Grab/Uber is very easy to use in Kuala Lumpur, just right after leaving the airport, open the application (after connected to wifi or 3G/4G, the airport offers free wifi – requires registering some information) and insert your destination. Use the texting feature on the app to inform the driver of your location so he or she can pick you up faster. (example: text “door 2 arrival terminal” to the driver). Be careful though, please check for the correct license plate before getting in the car.
Express railway from KLIA airport to KL Sentral: if you fly with Air Asia, your destination terminal will be KLIA2, from the station of low-cost airlines you will take the airport subway to KLIA. Express railway tickets are sold in KLIA. From KL Sentral you may want to take an Uber/Grab to the hotel, or the more economical transportations like bus or MRT/LRT subway to the hotel’s nearest stop/station.
Direct shuttle bus from the airport to KL Sentral: this option is cheaper than the railway but takes more time, obviously, because there are many stops along the road.
Book private transportation that picks up door to door: either going to the hotels in central Kuala Lumpur from the airport, or reverse, this option is exceptionally suitable for families with children, groups of 3 or more people, or travellers with many suitcases,…Drivers can speak English fluently, 24/24 service so no matter what time you arrive, day or night, we are ready to pick you up.
After checking in hotels and dropping off luggage, your unforgettable journey in Kuala Lumpur has officially begun! The very first destination is the once tallest building in the world – Petronas Twin Towers.
During the daytime, the building majestically penetrates the bright blue sky, while at night, lights are turned on creating the two giant candles shinier than the stars.
Walk around the KLCC tower, you will see a route leads to KLCC Park. At this place every night, there is an astonishing performance of the musical water fountain with sound and light. 8 pm, 9 pm and 9:45 pm are when the performance starts, right in the middle of the pond.
What to do in Kuala Lumpur in 4 days? Day 2 – Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Lumpur City Tour
After finishing breakfast, let’s go outside and catch the Hop-on Hop-off bus – a gift for tourists in tourism-focused cities. This is the double-decker bus, the top floor is open for people that love the urban atmosphere.
The bus goes around the city for a whole day with 23 stops, passengers are allowed to hop off at any stop desired, you just have to keep the ticket. When done visiting, wait at that exact stop when you arrived and another hop-on hop-off bus will be there for you shortly. Continue with our second day in Kuala Lumpur!
These are some interesting stops you should consider:
Stop 4: Aquaria – amazing place in Kuala Lumpur – is a stunning aquarium in KLCC, next to Petronas Twin Towers. Does a white seal in a round ball of glass sound intriguing to you? If so, book Aquaria tickets online right here to save time queuing in lengthy lines, also more economical since online tickets are cheaper than buying directly from the booth.
Stop 6: Bukit Bintang, the second most appealing place to visit in Kuala Lumpur (just after Petronas Twin Towers). Bukit Bintang consists of many shopping malls, from common to luxury brands, and Chow Kit Market which sells fascinating goods, tropical fruits and the famous Musang King Durian vendor – as the name implies, its taste deserves the top position among all kinds of durian.
Stop 8: Central Market, one of the largest and oldest markets of Kuala Lumpur. It keeps the traditional trading method and provides lots of common goods and fantastic food.
Stop 15: Bird Park. Many fascinating bird species live here, picturesque peacocks walking freely to colourful parrots. The park used to have online purchases before, but now you can only buy tickets at the booth, so the lines can be lengthy.
Stop 17: Merdeka Square. Immensely large square with many surrounding attractions that tourists excited to take pictures with. The best way to show off your Kuala Lumpur trip? I LOVE KL symbol is everyone’s answer.
Stop 23: KLCC & Petronas Twin Towers
Those are all about Hop-on Hop-off bus, but if you prefer a convenient, no restraint way of travelling, here is a suggestion: our half-day travel plan discovering KUL, then make it a day with a relaxing English style afternoon tea break for 2.
Link to book: KL Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass (24/48 Hours).
When the evening comes, it’s the time to wander around China Town or Bukit Bintang, taste the exotic cuisine of Kuala Lumpur and spectate the traditional dance of Malaysia.
And if you have a big budget, then the party has not ended, relish the epic city night view from the rooftop at Kuala Lumpur Sky Bar, locates on the symbolic twin towers.
Kuala Lumpur 4 days 3 nights itinerary — Day 3: Burn all energy at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur
No one has to think of “what to do next” today, because we are going to spend a whole day at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park! Sunway Lagoon is a multi-park located in the suburb of Kuala Lumpur, takes around 15 minutes on a taxi, you make pick either an Uber or Grab, or catch a direct bus at KL Sentral bus station.
Entrance ticket costs RM 153 (USD 37.58, this is the price for foreigners), but hold on, buying tickets online on Klook’s website saves up to 20% of original price (posted on Sunway Lagoon official website), so all you have to pay is USD 29.82! Need an economical trip – Klook got your back.
Link to buy Sunway Lagoon Ticket in Malaysia.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park includes 6 distinctive themed parks for visitors to choose from. There is the Water park with fantastic water slides; Wildlife park, which is Sunway Lagoon’s botanical park since many rare species can be found here; Amusement park that satisfies any type of thrill-seekers with various levels of rides – from mild for rookies to extreme for daredevils; let your mind be haunted with the horrifying Scream park; live your life to the fullest with water tube slides in Nickelodeon Lost park, Extreme park – just like the name – offer risky rides for all adventurers with dauntless hearts, some of them requires separated tickets like Bungee Jump, G-Force X or Go Kart.
The most interesting game title, in my humble point of view, belongs to surfing game in Water park. The excitement and anxiety when trying to keep yourself balanced on the surfboard while the water keeps pumping up and down preventing you from doing so, is absolutely worth a try.
After having engaged in multiple ups and downs, nerve-challenging moments with the rides, end this energetic day in soothingly warm pool water, or let yourself be floated away by the lazy river.
Kuala Lumpur 4 days 3 nights itinerary — Day 4: Shopping at Central Market, Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur
A journey can never be fully contented without some shopping time, Central Market and Chow Kit Market or any common shopping malls are the places to be. Malaysian specialties are all about the durian taste, such as durian chocolate, dried durian, you can even buy fresh durian fruits because thanks to vacuumed packaging, putting them in your carry-on luggage causes no smell at all.
Make sure you are at the airport around 3 hours earlier than the flight time (55 kilometres from central Kuala Lumpur to the airport, which takes about an hour by car). The party is over, I really hope you have had a fantastic time in one of the cheapest and refreshing cities in Southeast Asia.
In other posts I have shared my experiences about travel from Kuala Lumpur to other nearby cities and beautiful Kuala Lumpur suburban areas. Don’t hesitate to book a flight to Malaysia when we offer tempting discounts!
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Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to from Kuala Lumpur you can refer to
- Private Airport Transfers (KLIA/KLIA2) for Kuala Lumpur
- Shared Bus Transfers between Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 and KL Sentral by AeroBus
- Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour
- Kuala Lumpur Suburbs and Batu Caves
- KL Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass (24/48 Hours)
- Genting Highlands Day Trip
- KL TravelPass (Metro Card) in Kuala Lumpur
- [SALE] 4G Prepaid SIM Card (MY Airports Pick Up) for Malaysia
- 4G WiFi (MY Airport Pick Up) for Malaysia
- KLIA Ekspres Airport Train Tickets (QR Code Direct Entry)
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