Kuala Lumpur itinerary 4 days — How to spend 4 days in KL & What to do in Kuala Lumpur in 4 days?

According to Euromonitor International (the world’s largest independent source of strategic market research), Kuala Lumpur rated 10th among the top ten most popular cities for international visitors in 2015, with over 12 million visits (top 10: HongKong, Bangkok, London, Singapore, Paris, Macau, Dubai, Istanbul, New York, Kuala Lumpur). For Vietnamese travelers, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Singapore are the top three out of ten most popular travel destinations. The issue is, what makes Kuala Lumpur so appealing to tourists? If you ever get the opportunity to visit Malaysia, don’t miss out on spending time in Kuala Lumpur! So, what to do in Kuala Lumpur in four days and what to do in Kuala Lumpur in four days?

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Sultan Abdul Samad building | kuala lumpur itinerary 4 days
There are several airlines that provide direct flights to Malaysia from Vietnam. The destination is a lucrative market for low-cost airlines such as Air Asia (5 flights per day), Vietjet Air, Malindo Air, and others, in addition to the most popular national carriers such as Vietnam Airlines and Malaysia Airlines (3 flights per day).As a result, flight tickets to Malaysia are always the most affordable and are never as expensive as those to the other two cities listed, Singapore and Bangkok. Malaysian hotel costs are also substantially lower than those in Singapore, while yet providing all of the tourist essentials, such as shopping, food, and a variety of leisure activities.
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It is also worth noting that traveling between Malaysian cities is a breeze, whether by bus or plane, to Malacca, Penang, Johor Bahru,…and gorgeous coastline destinations like Langkawi or Kota Kinabalu. As a result, visiting Malaysia in general, and notably Kuala Lumpur, is usually on the bucket list of many Vietnamese travelers.
With this essay, we gladly propose the most effective 4-day vacation itinerary in Kuala Lumpur. Trust us when we say that your tour will be jam-packed with unforgettable events.

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Thean Hou Temple | kuala lumpur 4 days 3 nights itinerary

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:


In Kuala Lumpur, Grab/Uber is quite simple to use; simply launch the program (after connecting to wifi or 3G/4G, the airport offers free internet – requires registration some information) and enter your destination. Use the app’s messaging feature to notify the driver of your position so that he or she can pick you up as soon as possible. (For instance, send “door 2 arrival terminal” to the driver.) Please be cautious, and make sure you have the right license plate before getting in the automobile.


Express railway from KLIA airport to KL Sentral: If you travel with Air Asia, your destination terminal will be KLIA2, and you will take the airport subway to KLIA from the station of low-cost carriers. KLIA sells express railway tickets. From KL Sentral, you may take an Uber/Grab to the hotel, or you can take a bus or MRT/LRT subway to the hotel’s nearest stop/station.


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KLIA Express booth | kuala lumpur 4 days 3 nights itinerary


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Jetbus at the klia2 Transportation Hub | kuala lumpur 4 days 3 nights itinerary
Comfortable space inside a KLIA bus | 4 days in kuala lumpur


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.

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Private transfer service

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.

Link to book Private Airport Transfers (KLIA/KLIA2) for Kuala Lumpur.

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.

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Petronas Twin Towers | 4 days in kuala lumpur

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.

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Downtown KL and Petronas Twin Towers seen from far | 4 days in kuala lumpur


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Kuala Lumpur streets view from the middle of Sky Bridge | 4 days in kl
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Petronas Twin Tower is a symbol of Malaysia | 4 days in kl


Petronas at night
Petronas at night

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.

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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.

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Hop on – Hop off bus

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!

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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.

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Don’t miss out on the tunnel!

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.

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Bukit Bintang

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.

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Central Market

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.

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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.

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Merdeka Square
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The must-take-a-photo-with attraction


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Merdeka Square, KL | kuala lumpur itinerary 4 days

Stop 23: KLCC & Petronas Twin Towers

When the evening arrives, it’s time to stroll through Chinatown or Bukit Bintang, sample the delicious food of Kuala Lumpur, and see a traditional Malaysian dance performance.
And if you have a huge wallet, the celebration doesn’t stop there; enjoy the magnificent city night view from the rooftop at Kuala Lumpur Sky Bar, which is located atop the emblematic twin towers.

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Chinatown KL | kuala lumpur itinerary 4 days

Kuala Lumpur 4 days 3 nights itinerary — Day 3: Burn all energy at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur

Today, no one needs to consider “what to do next,” because we’ll be spending the entire day at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park! Sunway Lagoon is a multi-park located in the Kuala Lumpur suburbs; it takes around 15 minutes via cab, or you may take an Uber or Grab, or catch a direct bus at KL Sentral bus station.

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Lake at the center of Sunway Lagoon | what to do in kuala lumpur in 4 days

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park features six separate themed parks from which tourists can select. There’s the Water park, which has fantastic water slides; the Wildlife park, which is Sunway Lagoon’s botanical park because many rare species can be found here; the Amusement park, which satisfies any type of thrill-seeker with various levels of rides – from mild for rookies to extreme for daredevils; let your mind be haunted by the terrifying Scream park; and live your life to the fullest with water tube slides in Nickelodeon. Lost park, Extreme park – as the names suggest – provide perilous rides for all daring explorers, some of which require separate tickets, such as Bungee Jump, G-Force X, or Go Kart.

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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.

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Bungee Jump | what to do in kuala lumpur in 4 days


Nickelodeon Lost slide

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.

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Kuala Lumpur 4 days 3 nights itinerary — Day 4: Shopping at Central Market, Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur

A journey is never complete without some shopping time, and Central Market and Chow Kit Market, as well as any common retail malls, are the places to be. Malaysian delicacies revolve around the durian flavor, such as durian chocolate and dried durian. You can even buy fresh durian fruits because, owing to vacuumed packing, placing them in your carry-on luggage produces no odor.

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Durian specialties | what to do in kuala lumpur in 4 days


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Isn’t it tasty?

Make sure you arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before your flight time (55 kilometres from central Kuala Lumpur to the airport, which takes about an hour by car). The celebration is ended, and I hope you had a terrific time in one of Southeast Asia’s most affordable and refreshing cities.

In previous postings, I discussed my travels from Kuala Lumpur to other surrounding cities, as well as the gorgeous Kuala Lumpur suburbs. Don’t put off booking a ticket to Malaysia while we’re offering attractive offers!

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Malacca river, Melaka | what to do in kuala lumpur in 4 days

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Batu Cave
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