Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur

Day trips from Kuala Lumpur means, tourist visiting or do a tour in attraction located outside from Kuala Lumpur in the morning. Come back to Kuala Lumpur city in the evening on the same day. Kuala Lumpur city is a perfect place as a base for a tourist to do a day trip from Kuala Lumpur because the main highway connected to a city located in East Coast, South and North. Besides the good highway network, tourist has more option to do the tour either by Public Transport, Taxi or hired a private tour guide.


List of Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur

Below is the best day trips from Kuala Lumpur tourist can do without hassle pack and unpack the luggage. Day trips from Kuala Lumpur suitable for stopover tourist, business people and couple. The main criteria we choose the list is all the activity can be complete in during the tour without extended stay. All the attractions located outside from Kuala Lumpur should not more than 250km. Travel time should be less than 3½ hours one way. Otherwise, tourist will spend too much time for traveling back and forth.

1. Watching Fireflies in Kuala Selangor Fireflies Park

Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur
One of Species Fireflies

Watching fireflies is Kuala Selangor is the most popular day trips from Kuala Lumpur tour program. Kuala Selangor situated in Selangor state about 65km or 1 hours driving from Kuala Lumpur. Besides watching Fireflies, Kuala Selangor district also popular with tame Silver Leaf Monkey and Sea Food. Watching fireflies along Selangor Rivers only can be done when it’s dark around 7.30pm to 8.00pm. Besides using Taxi service, tourist also can book a watching fireflies tour program comes with visiting Batu Caves, stop visit in Bukit Malawati and dinner.

This tour suitable everyone,. Tour duration within 6 – 7 hours including travel time.

2. Malaysia Elephant Conservation Tour

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Feeding Adult Elephant

Second popular day trips from Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia Elephant Conservation situated in Pahang state, about 110km or 11/2 driving from Kuala Lumpur. Here in Elephant Sanctuary, tourist will learn the translocation Elephants process, feeding the Elephants and bathing with junior Elephant. During Elephants Sanctuary tour, tourist also can arrange visiting Kuala Gandah Deer lands and Batu Caves to add value in tour program.

This tour suitable for couple and family with Children. Tour duration within 7 – 8 hours including travel time.


3. Cameron Highlands Day trips from Kuala Lumpur

Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur
Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation

Cameron Highlands situated about 198km from Kuala Lumpur or 3 hours driving. Among all the day trips from Kuala Lumpur we have a list here, this a tour might not suitable for Children and Adult who has a motion sickness. Last 56km to the biggest hill station the road very winding and narrow. The main attraction in Cameron Highlands is Tea Plantation, Strawberry Farm, Mossy Forest, Lata Iskandar waterfalls and Vegetable Plantation. Expected reaching Kuala Lumpur after the tour to Cameron Highland around 7.00pm.
Suitable for couple and those who wanted to enjoy the breathtaking view of Tea plantation. Tour duration within 11 – 12 hours including travel time.


4. Malacca Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur

Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur
Christ Church Malacca

Malacca day trips from Kuala Lumpur a very popular tours among the foreign and local tourist especially on the weekend. Situated about 150km or 1½ driving from Kuala Lumpur connected with modern highway is the main advantage for Malacca. Awarded as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 together with Penang, Malacca was a paradise for Museum lovers and a photographer. Great places to learn Malay Sultanate Kingdom and how western powers established in Asia. List of activity visitor can do during Malacca day tour including Malacca boat cruise, visiting Museum and trying the delicious food from Baba Nyonya Malacca.
Suitable for photograph, student, history lovers. Tour duration within 8 – 10 hours, expected reaching back Kuala Lumpur around 6.00pm


5. Taman Negara Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur

Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur
Rapid Shooting Activity in Taman Negara

Situated about 242km in Pahang state or 3.5 hours driving from Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia National Park known as Taman Negara Malaysia is the farthest day trips from Kuala Lumpur traveler can do in one day. Taman Negara National Park Pahang has a status as the oldest rainforest in the world. List of activity visitor can do during day tours from Kuala Lumpur involving Jungle Trekking, Canopy Walk, Rapid Shooting and visiting Aboriginal people village. Similar activity did by those who overnight in Taman Negara. Taman Negara Day tour is suitable for tourist that not so adventure to overnight in the isolated rainforest without a reliable internet connection. Travel time back to Kuala Lumpur about 3½ hour due the traffic to the Kuala Lumpur much heavy in the evening.

Day trips from Kuala Lumpur are one of the best tour alternative besides Malaysia overland tours. With proper planning and combination with a good tour guide, tourist able to do all the highlight activity without a hassle transfer within Hotels every day.





  1. Dhilip Purushothaman


    My name is Dhilip. I will be traveling to Malaysia from July 8th to July 11th with my family (my wife and 5 year old daughter).

    We want to spend one day in Kuala Lumpur and one day in Sunway Lagoon. That leaves two days for day trips.

    Which two day trips do you recommend? Especially for my 5 year old daughter.

    1. Hi Dhilip,
      You may consider to do Malaysia Elephant Sanctuary tour or watching fireflies

      Thank you
      Anuar Ismail

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