My travel itinerary in Kuala Lumpur: 6 days exploring KL City Center in Peninsular Malaysia

Itinerary Rundown

Day 1Kuala Lumpur
  • Manila to Clark Flight
  • Clark to Kuala Lumpur Flight
  • Kuala Lumpur Hostel
Day 2Kuala Lumpur
  • Bukit Bintang and Chinatown Walking Tour
Day 3Kuala Lumpur
  • Continue Bukit Bintang and Chinatown Walking Tour
Day 4Kuala Lumpur
  • Lake Titiwangsa
Day 5Kuala Lumpur
  • Lake Gardens
  • Merdeka Square
Day 6Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi via Kuala Perlis

Trip Date — May 2012

Itinerary Notes & Tips

Day 1

Metro Manila to Clark Airport

  • 5:30am – Arrival at Victory Liner Cubao Terminal, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
    • Next trip bound for Dau Bus Terminal was at 8am.
  • Walk to Five Star Bus Terminal across the street
    • Board “Pangasinan via Dau” bound aircon bus
  • 7:00am – Departure from Cubao
  • Ride bus from Cubao, Metro Manila to Dau, Pampanga – P139
  • 8:20am – Arrival at Dau Bus Terminal
  • Walk to van terminal beside the bus terminal
  • Ride DMIA aircon jeepney from Dau to Clark Airport (15 minutes) – P100

Clark to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Breakfast at food stall near arrivals gate
    • Sisig rice topping – P75
  • Check-in for AirAsia flight from Clark to Kuala Lumpur
    • Travel tax (for Philippine residents) – P1,620
    • Airport terminal fee (for international flights) – P600
  • Departure from Clark
  • Clark to KL flight via AirAsia
  • Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) – Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)

KLIA-LCCT to Kuala Lumpur City Center

  • Walk to airport bus stop
  • Ride bus from KLIA-LCCT to Puduraya Bus Station – RM8
  • Walk from Puduraya to Bukit Bintang area

Kuala Lumpur hostel search

  • Green Hut Lode
    • Dorm (free WIFI) – RM25
  • Wander around Lower Bukit Bintang
  • Dinner at mall in Bukit Bintang – RM10.2
    • Roasted chicken rice – RM7.6
  • Buy all-in-one travel adapter – RM30

Day 2 to 3

  • Extend +1 night at Green Hut – RM25
  • Lunch at Nasi Goreng (fried rice) sidestreet stall
    • Nasi Goreng – RM3
    • Iced Coffee – RM2
  • Wander around Bukit Bintang and Chinatown area
  • Dinner at Chinatown food centre
    • Char Kway Teow with Chicken – RM5
    • Kopi Iced – RM2

Day expenses – RM38.5

Day 4

  • Extend +1 night at Green Hut – RM25
    • Laundry – RM5
  • Lunch at Indian restaurant right across the street.
    • Nasi Goreng Ayam – RM6
    • Kopi Iced – RM1.7
  • Explore Bukit Nanas area
    • Visit Malaysian tourism office

KL Skyline sunset view from Lake Titiwangsa

  • Ride LRT from Dang Wangi to KL Sentral – RM1.6
  • Eat at KL Sentral Food Court
    • Bakso (special) – RM6
      • Really good
    • Iced Kopi – RM2.5
  • Walk to KL Monorail across the street
  • Ride monorail from KL Sentral to Titiwangsa station – RM2.6
  • Walk from Titiwangsa LRT station to Lake Titiwangsa
  • Take sunset photos of KL Skyline from the shores of Lake Titiwangsa
  • Walk from Lake Titiwangsa to LRT Station
  • Ride monorail from Titiwangsa to Bukit Bintang  – RM2.1
  • Dinner at Jalan Alor Night Hawker Stalls (Alor St.)
    • Tomyam (seafood with shrimp, squid, chicken, and aromatic leaves)
  • Buy 1.5L H20 @ KK store – RM1.5

Day Expenses – RM62.7

Day 5

  • Extend +1 night at green hut
  • Breakfast at Nasi Goreng stall at the corner
    • Nasi goreng + Kopi Iced – RM5

Lake Gardens area sightseeing

  • Ride monorail to KL Sentral – RM2.3
  • Walk to KL Old Railway station
  • Islamic Museum – RM12 admission fee
  • Orchid Garden
  • Lake Gardens
  • Malaysia National Monument

Kuala Lumpur Merdeka Historic Core

  • Merdeka Square
    • Visit KL tourism gallery
  • Ride LRT/Monorail to Bukit Bintang
  • 7:20pm – walk to Pavillion
  • Dinner at Tony Roma’s in Pavillion Mall

Day expenses – RM56.7

Day 6

Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi via Kuala Perlis

  • Walk to Puduraya Bus Terminal, Kuala Lumpur
  • 9:20am – Buy bus ticket from KL to Kuala Perlis via eTika Express – RM43
  • 9:45am – Departure from KL Puduraya Station
  • 9:45am to 5:50pm – Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis bus (8 hours)
    • 1:00pm to 1:45pm – Lunch stopover
      • Pack of giant peanuts (250g) – RM3
  • 5:50pm – Arrival at Kuala Perlis Bus Station
  • Walk to Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal
  • 6:00pm – Buy 7:00pm Perlis to Kuah, Langkawi ferry ticket via Labuan Express – RM18
  • 6:30pm – Board Labuan Express ferry
  • 8:00pm – Arrival at Kuah Ferry Terminal
  • Kuah to Panatai Cenang (Cenang Beach) taxi – RM30 (chartered rate)
    • Met a traveling couple at the bus/ferry and asked to split the taxi fare to Cenang Beach
  • Drop off at Gecko Guest House