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Get ready to embark on a whirlwind adventure through the captivating landscapes of Malaysia, as we unveil a meticulously crafted ‘Malaysia Itinerary 7 Days.’ From bustling cities to serene beaches, Malaysia is a tapestry of diverse cultures, breathtaking nature, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re savoring the tantalizing street food, exploring ancient temples, or immersing yourself in lush rainforests, each day of this journey promises new discoveries. From the cosmopolitan charm of Kuala Lumpur to the idyllic beauty of Langkawi, let’s journey together through a week of Malaysian wonders that will leave you spellbound and longing for more.If you are traveling with your family, especially with young kids, this is one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia.

Reaching Malaysia

Malaysia is situated in a prominent location in Southeast Asia. It is a highly developing country that has been showing much growth in the past decade. Besides, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is well-connected to many of the top cities in many regions worldwide. Therefore, you won’t have trouble flying to Malaysia, irrespective of whether you come from the US, Europe, or Africa. Malaysian Airlines is the country’s primary air carrier service, while other prominent air carrier services like Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways also have flights that connect to KL.

Finally, once you land and come out of the airport, you can easily find a cab to take you to your hotel or accommodation suite. Further, you can take any of these cabs as they offer similar rates and won’t be over-priced. 

Malaysia travel guide 2023
Malaysia 2023

Best way to Travel Locally  

It is very convenient to get around in Malaysia, especially in KL. You can travel in the city in many ways, including apps such as Grab, Gojek, and taxis. Malaysia’s public transport system is highly advanced, and you can travel via bus, train, and metro.

Even from the airport, a train connects you to KL Sentral, which takes about half an hour, and a bus takes about 45 minutes. The train ride costs $13, while the bus ride costs $3.5.

The best way I prefer to travel in Malaysia is the metro. It takes you to most of the central locations in KL city. The other way I would suggest is to get a Grab taxi. 

Best Stay Options in KL

Bukit Bintang and Brickfields are the two central locations to find accommodation in KL. These two areas are close to the Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) and connected to the metro. Also, many other attractions in KL are within proximity to these areas. 

Here is an approximate of how much you should expect to pay when staying in KL:

  • Hotel: $30 – $100 per night
  • Guesthouse: $15 per night
  • Food: $4 – $30 per day
  • Transport: $15 per day

Day 1

Aquaria KLCC (Morning )

state-of-the-art aquarium
Aquaria KLCC

In our Malaysia Itinerary 7 Days , we recommend you to visit The Aquaria KLCC  with family on Day 1. The Aquaria is a very family-friendly site and is at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers Convention Center in KL. The ticket price is 49 MYR ($11), and you need to dedicate anywhere between 1 to 2 hours to this activity. 

The Aquaria is designed to resemble the Sydney Opera House. It consists of thousands of sea animals and other marine life you need to see with your kids. It primarily consists of tropical fish that are in the ocean surrounding Malaysia. The tall tube at the center of the building is one of its main attractions. Apart from the variety of fish, the giant tree with its root inside the tank is fascinating and unique. It’s not like you see this in every aquarium. It gave the whole place a more natural feeling.

The opening hours of the Aquaria are from 10 am to 8 pm every day. The popular shark-feeding show takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 pm.

Sunway Lagoon (Afternoon – Malaysia Itinerary 7 Days)

Sunway Lagoon - 80 attractions spread across 88 acres
Sunway Lagoon

When traveling with family, you must visit an amusement park to enjoy quality time together. It is why we choose Sunway Lagoon for our tour in Malaysia. The location includes an amusement park, a shopping complex, and accommodation suites. It’s fondly known as the Disneyland of Malaysia. The ticket costs 202 MYR ($47), for which you get access to thrilling rides, water slides, a swimming pool, an artificial waterfall, 5D cinema, and many other exciting activities. Furthermore, there is a hanging bridge from which the park is widely spread out below.

The park is open from 10 am to 6 pm every day.

Day 2

Petronas Twin Towers (Morning)

tallest twin towers in the world
Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the most significant landmarks in KL. You’d often see it everywhere KL or Malaysia is the subject matter. Besides, it’s also an iconic location where you must take a picture of yourself and your family. 

The towers stand at just above 450 m and are 88 stories tall. A double-decker sky bridge on the 41st and 42nd floors offers picturesque views of KL. We spend close to 2 hours exploring and around the towers. You can spend time exploring the shopping malls with brand stores and eating at multi-cuisine restaurants available at the location.

The opening hours of the Petronas Twin Towers are as follows:

Tuesday – Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and again from 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

KL Tower (Afternoon)

6-story, 421-meter-tall telecommunication tower
KL Tower

Another iconic landmark and must visit landmark in Malaysia. It is a wireless communication tower with an observation deck from which you can enjoy panoramic views of KL city. The observation deck resembles the minaret found in Islamic architecture. It follows the interior and architecture of Iranian and Arabian structures, reflecting Malaysia’s Islamic cultural tradition. 

The revolving restaurant at the tower is a unique experience that anyone who comes here should witness. It serves a wide array of Malaysian and international cuisines you can enjoy while savoring the views of KL’s skyline.  

You can easily spend between 2 to 4 hours at the KL tower, which is open every day from 9 am to 10 pm. Meanwhile, the ticket costs 49 MYR ($11) and is worth the amount.

Day 3

National Museum of Malaysia (Morning – Malaysia Itinerary 7 Days)

National Museum of Malaysia
National Museum

The National Museum of Malaysia is the main museum in the country and is built in a classic Malay building style, namely the “Minangkabau” style. The two-story building exhibits many artifacts depicting different eras in Malaysian history. It depicts Malaysia’s multicultural background with murals related to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. 

There’s so much to explore in this museum that we spent 2 hours and didn’t feel the time going. The museum is open from 9 am to 6 pm, and the ticket costs 2 MYR ($0.5). Moreover, the place has so many exciting things that kids should see to gain more knowledge about Malaysia and its historical background.

Petrosains (Afternoon)

Petrosains - The Discovery Centre

Next, Petrosains is a treat for kids who love to learn about Science and related topics on the Day 3 of your Malaysia travel itinerary. It is inside the Petronas Twin Towers and is a fantastic science and technology museum that offers your kids the opportunity to interact with many fun exhibits. 

Some of the fantastic things in the museum include an earthquake bench that allows you to control how much it shakes and a helicopter ride that simulates an oil rig platform. Moreover, another fantastic feature is the “Dark Ride,” which takes you through a visual journey of the technological resources found in Malaysia.

Lastly, you need 2 to 3 hours to fully explore Petrosains at a ticket cost of 28 MYR ($6.5). Opening hours of this science and technology museum are as follows:

Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (stopping admission at 4 pm)

Saturday – Sunday and public holidays from 9:30 am – 6:30 pm (stopping admission at 5 pm) Closed on Monday, and the days of Hajj Festival and Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Day 4

KL Hop On, Hop Off (Whole Day)

KL Hop On, Hop Off Ride
KL Hop On, Hop Off City Tour

The KL Hop On Hop Off City Tour is the best way to explore KL city and glimpse all it has to offer. The City Tour has 27 designated stops, surpassing more than 60 tourist attractions altogether.

The KL Hop On Hop Off City Tour helps you experience KL all in one: from high-rising skyscrapers to lush green scenery and historically significant locations.

Again, the City Tour will take the whole day, costing 55 MYR ($12.82) per ticket.

Day 5

Kuala Lumpur KL Bird Park (Morning)

KL Bird Park
KL Bird Park

The KL Bird Park is a must-visit place, especially when traveling as a family. It is one of Asia’s largest bird parks, with over 5,000 species. Established in 1991, the park is segregated into four zones. The first and second zones consist of birds that can fly freely in the area. Furthermore, the third zone is dedicated to hornbills, while the fourth is for miniature and caged birds.

Some of the birds you can see in the park include flamingos, ostrich, rhinoceros hornbills, and parrots. Moreover, during our park tour, we were treated to various parrot stunts, which I found to be an interesting and exciting event. 

Royal Museum – Old National Palace (Afternoon – Malaysia Itinerary 7 Days)

Royal Museum - residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
Royal Museum

The Royal Museum was once the private mansion of a wealthy Chinese businessman named Cheng Zhenyong, who lived in Malaysia. It is a popular tourist site that has now been converted into a museum. Besides, it’s a splendid mansion with a beautiful garden. This place has a mysterious beauty with its many ornate and exquisite pieces of furniture.

The museum ticket price is 5 MYR ($1), open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Moreover, you can easily get lost inside it for between 1 and 3 hours.

Day 6

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park (Morning)

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Next, a family tour means you’ll have an itinerary full of theme parks and other kid-friendly destinations. It is why we choose to visit the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia, which is the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park. The theme park is on the 5th and 7th floors of Berjaya Time Square, which is a large shopping mall in KL. In addition, it’s an excellent place for adults and children to enjoy, primarily when the weather does not support going to outdoor parks. Besides, the DNAMixer and Supersonic Odyssey were highly thrilling rides that are etched in my mind.

The theme park ticket costs 70 MYR ($16) and is open daily from 12 am to 8 pm.

Kidzania at Kuala Lumpur (Afternoon – Malaysia Itinerary 7 Days)

Kidzania at Kuala Lumpur
Kidzania KL

Situated next to the Berjaya Times Square, so you need to do both on the same day. It has more than 70 activities for kids to learn about dealing with real-life experiences. Moreover, some things your child may learn through this experience are how to handle money and develop essential life skills that are not taught in the classroom. 

The ticket price is 46 MYR ($10), and you can spend 1 to 2 hours there. Besides, my kids loved the experience and wanted to stay longer.

Day 7

City Gallery at Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

The Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is where you will find the Instagrammable “ILOVEKL” sculpture at the entrance. After all, it is located south of Independence Square and is more of a museum with amazing pictures and other items that help you understand the history of KL city’s rapid development. Evidently, you can easily spend 1 to 2 hours exploring the place.

Further, I collected a lot of beautiful handmade souvenirs from here on my tour to Malaysia. Its ticket price is 10 MYR ($2.33), and it is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.

I-City (Afternoon – Malaysia Itinerary 7 Days)

I City
I-City , KL

Its an beautiful high-tech business district where you can see digital neon lights wherever you turn your head. Moreover, this popular tourist location uses advanced LED technology to display many colorful lights. Besides the colorful neon lights in this district, it is also home to a wax museum, a 3D illusion art museum, and theme parks, including a rainforest-themed water park. In addition, you can also do some shopping and buy trendy items while in this district. Plan on spending 1 to 2 hours here as there is much to see.

The ticket price is 149.95 MYR ($35). Its opening hours are as follows:

Monday – Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:00 am

Friday from 11:00 am – 12:30 am

Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:30 am

Sunday from 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Finally, there is so much to see and do in Malaysia that one week is not enough to cover everything. However, there’s no doubt that you and your family will have a fantastic time visiting the above attractions and everything else Malaysia offers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Malaysia FAQs

Is Malaysia affordable to visit?

Oh, Malaysia is the budget traveler’s paradise! Picture this: affordable street food that’s so good, your taste buds do a happy dance. Public transportation that doesn’t require selling a kidney. And attractions that are worth every penny you didn’t spend. So, yes, Malaysia is like a genie granting your wallet’s every wish – making sure you get a royal experience without emptying your treasure chest.

What salary is needed to live comfortably in Malaysia?

Want to live like a sultan without trading your throne? Well, a comfortable life in Malaysia won’t need you to ride a unicorn of a salary. A good rule of thumb is having enough to afford nasi lemak on the regular, hop onto a beach escape now and then, and still save for that ‘rainy day’ – even though the weather’s pretty darn good. Just imagine having enough to enjoy life like it’s a never-ending tropical vacation!

How much is cost of living in Malaysia?

Ready for the magic number? The cost of living in Malaysia is like finding out you’ve got extra fries in your takeout bag – pleasantly surprising! It’s a fraction of what you’d pay in most places, with housing that won’t make you consider setting up camp in a treehouse. Groceries won’t empty your pockets, and even dining out won’t give your wallet a heart attack. So, basically, living in Malaysia is like discovering buried treasure – except it’s your budget that’s rejoicing!

How much money is enough for Malaysia trip?

Wondering how much moolah to bring for your Malaysia adventure? Well, it’s like budgeting for a buffet – you want to try everything but avoid a food coma. A smart traveler can feast on Malaysia’s delights for around [insert your suggested budget here], covering comfy stays, lip-smacking meals, and thrilling escapades. Think of it as investing in memories that’ll last longer than that extra plate of satay – without breaking the bank or the elastic on your pants!

Comment below on what you think of our travel guide to Malaysia. We would love to hear of any other amazing places that are worth visiting in this beautiful country.

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  • Imran AK

    Meet Imran AK, the globetrotting virtuoso of the senior travel scene. Whether it’s discovering hidden gems in far-flung locales or delving into the heart of ancient cultures, he revels in each journey as an exploration of life's rich tapestry.

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