7 Getaway Trips from KL During Hari Raya Long Weekend

There is no better moment than Hari Raya to hit the road and travel around Malaysia. Besides, most Malaysians still prefer to travel locally, even after experiencing multiple lockdowns over the last two years. 


There is something for everyone to enjoy in Malaysia during the auspicious month of the year, from sunny beaches and date spots with your loved ones to wonderful places with your friends and family. KLites are well-known to have a busy lifestyle. Get ready to relax and unwind as we bring you a list of weekend getaways from KL! 

1. National Zoo of Malaysia, Ampang

National Zoo of Malaysia
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Over the years, Zoo Negara Malaysia has evolved into an open-plan zoo, with over 90% of the animals housed in spacious displays and naturalistic landscapes. If you’re a nature lover, this zoo is a perfect budget weekend getaway from KL. On the zoo’s grounds, beautiful ponds, mountain peaks, and silvery lakes will make such insta-worthy sceneries!


Besides, the zoo has a unique area with butterflies and invertebrates. More than 200 insect varieties were introduced here from various nations. Your children can touch and play with rabbits, parrots, cavies, and horses on a specifically outfitted ground. The zoo is a great way to explore nature and enjoy a short getaway from KL!


Location: Jalan Taman Zooview, Taman Zooview, 68000 Ampang, Selangor.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Estimated cost: 

  • Adult ticket: RM45

  • Child ticket (3 to 12 years old): RM18

  • Senior Citizen ticket (60 years and above): RM23

Estimated time taken to travel from KL: 27 minutes


2. Sky Mirror, Selangor

Sky Mirror Selangor
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Kuala Selangor Beach, also known as the “Mirror of the Sky,” is an apt place for a short getaway in KL for couples. The shallow seas of this “Secret Island” mirror the sky in all directions, providing many unusual photographic possibilities just for you!


The island is home to various marine aquaculture, making it an ideal vacation spot. The most prevalent are the marine and baby clams, plentiful in the sand. Get ready to spend quality time with your significant other (maybe a proposal?) by visiting this perfect date spot during Hari Raya!


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Location: Jalan Sultan Mahmud, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 06:00 am – 10:00 pm

Estimated cost: 

  • Adult ticket: RM80 – RM100

  • Child ticket (3 to 12 years old): RM65- RM90

Estimated time taken to travel from KL: 1 hour 9 minutes

3. Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park, Ampang

Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park
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Kampung Kuantan Fireflies is one of the best spots for a short getaway from KL with your family and friends! Visitors can take a sampan trip along the great bends and curves of the Selangor River to see the mesmerising displays of fireflies up close. Travelling by sampan allows you to get closer to nature without harming the environment too!


Location: Kampung Kuantan, 45000 Bestari Jaya, Selangor.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 07:45 am – 10:30 pm

Estimated cost: 

  • Adult: RM50.00 per sampan (max. 4 pax per sampan)

Estimated time taken to travel from KL: 1 hour 2 minutes

4. Penang Hill Funicular, Bukit Bendera

Penang Hill Funicular
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Penang Hill Funicular is another wonderful spot for a short getaway from KL. This Raya, explore your way up the slope of Penang Hill on modern air-conditioned trains that can transport up to 100 people at a time. Once you’ve arrived at the top stop, you can walk onto observation decks, explore a museum, or grab a snack at the café or food market.


Location: Penang, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 06:15 am – 08:00 pm

Estimated cost: 

  • Adult:
    Normal Lane: RM 12

Fast Lane: RM 40

  • Children: 

Normal Lane: RM 6 

Fast Lane: RM 20

  • Senior Citizen:

Normal Lane: RM 6 

Fast Lane: RM 6

Estimated time taken to travel from KL: 4 hours 6 minutes

5. Legoland, Johor Bahru

Legoland in Johor Bahru
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Since Hari Raya is a festival celebrating unity and togetherness, Legoland will be ideal for a short getaway from KL as you and your family get some splashing wet fun!


With over 40 rides and activities, Legoland, Johor Bahru Theme Park has something for everyone! Legoland also offers over 13,000 marine creatures from 120 species in 25 exhibit aquariums in 11 habitat zones at the SEA LIFE Malaysia section.


Location: 7, Jln Legoland, 79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

Estimated cost: 

  • Adult: From RM199 

  • Child & Senior Citizen: From RM169

Estimated time taken to travel from KL: 3 hours 32 minutes

6. Terengganu Marine Park

Terengganu Marine Park
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The Terengganu Marine Park was gazetted in 1994 as a marine stop to preserve this incredibly unique location, making the park a perfect spot for a beach getaway near KL during your Hari Raya holidays.


The park includes Redang Island and other islands in the Redang Archipelago, including Pulau Perhentian Besar and Kecil, Lima, Ekor Tebu and Pinang, and Pulau Tenggol, among others.  


When you visit, remember to snorkel or dive in crystal clear seas to find amazing reefs and see various aquatic life, such as gigantic groupers and eels. Wi-Fi and even power can be difficult to access on the islands, making this a great location to disconnect from the world.


Location: Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia

Estimated cost: 

  • Adult: RM5

  • Children (6 – 12 years old), Senior citizen (56 years old and older), Disabled person: RM2.50

Estimated time taken to travel from KL: 10 hours and 30 minutes.

7. Future Land Zone, Petaling Jaya

Future Land Zone in Petaling Jaya
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Future Land Zone is the future of Family Entertainment: cutting-edge technology intended for enjoyment and available to both children and adults. The Future Land Fun Zone’s highlight is the sophisticated family amusement technologies such as 6D, 7D, 9D, VR/AR, and Holography! Have fun with your family and friends on a budget weekend getaway from KL at Future Land Zone!


Location: F1, 20, Sunway Pyramid Mall, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Estimated cost: 

  • Single Fun (1 Game): RM20

  • Dua Fun (2 Games): RM35

  • Trio Fun (3 Games): RM50

  • Quattro Fun (4 Games): RM65

  • Ultra Fun (7 Games): RM95

  • Mega Fun (12 Games): RM120

Estimated time taken to travel from KL: 27 minutes


No matter which short getaway from KL you’re going for, be prepared to consume a lot of food, take many pictures, and have a good time during this Hari Raya long weekend! Can’t wait to start the trip? When travelling from KL, make your vacation even more effortless by renting a vehicle from TREVO!


Enjoy an affordable vehicle rental for your trip by checking out the promos available in our TREVO app, especially for Hari Raya! Simply select your preferred car and finalise your booking to secure your transportation!


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