9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

Sometimes, we just need a short quick budget weekend getaway from KL with all the stress going on in our lives. You don’t even need too long of a getaway, just a day would do! If you’re planning on a one day trip from KL, we’ve rounded up some of the best options around.

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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Kuala Selangor is worth exploring for a day trip from KL. The fireflies in Kuala Selangor are known as one of the biggest colonies in the world! 

 

Compared to the other options to see fireflies here, the Firefly Park Resort offers you convenience to stay the night after going on the fireflies tour.  Each chalet offered houses up to 4 pax. There’s even a large swimming pool to enjoy! So if a day-trip doesn’t suffice, you can opt to stay the night too.

 

They will take you along the river for about one hour on an electric-powered fibreglass boat to capture the beautiful sight of fireflies around the mangrove trees and amongst the darkness. 

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 1 hour

Suitable For: Families with an age group of 5 years old to 60 years old 

Price (For Firefly Trip): 

  • Adult (Malaysian) – RM16
  • Children (Malaysian) – RM9
  • Adult (Non-Malaysian) – RM25

Price (For Chalet):

  • Weekday – ~RM159
  • Weekend – ~RM212
  • Public Holiday – ~RM243.80

 

Address: Jalan Haji Omar, Kampung Bukit Belimbing, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Contact: +603-3260 1208

Opening Hours: Daily, 7pm to 10.30pm

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2. Raub: Yes! Orchard Durian Cafe & Farmstay

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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If you’re a durian lover, you’ll love to take a KL one-day trip to Raub because it’s known to be the heaven for Musang King! Located around half an hour from Raub Town, Yes! Orchard is a 25-year-old durian cafe and farmstay.

 

Their menu includes buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and dinner consisting of all kinds of dishes, and of course, durian-based dishes are part of the menu too! Be sure not to miss their Durian Mini Tarts with gooey caramel in the centre and the Durian Pizza.  

 

The farmstay is located on the 3rd floor of the cafe, which are ‘tatami’ inspired rooms with wooden floors. If you want to stay the night, it would be the perfect budget weekend getaway KL too as you can book their farmstay for an affordable price. 

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 1 and a half hour 

Suitable For: Families or friends of all ages

Price (For Musang King Durian): 

  • Roughly ~RM45 per kg

 

Address: 206, Jalan Sungai Chalit, Kampung Sungai Klau, 27630 Raub, Pahang

Contact: +6017-685 8948

Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 6pm

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3. Janda Baik: Lata Tampit Waterfall

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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Love to hike among nature? Lata Tampit Waterfall is a 7-tier waterfall that even if you’re a beginner, you would love the 40 minute hike, making it a great day trip from KL for hiking enthusiasts! 

 

If you’re not sure which level to choose, the Level 5 is where most hikers tend to go as it is more suitable for swimming. For the real deal (as in the waterfall instead of rivers or lakes), Level 7 is where you should go but of course it takes an extra 15 minutes to get there.

 

You can grab some picnic essentials but just be sure to throw all your rubbish too!

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 1 hour 

Suitable For: Families, friends or couples of all ages 

Price: N/A

 

Address: Lorong Cherengin 1, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact: N/A

Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7

4. Sekinchan: Ninja Private Kitchen

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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Sekinchan is known for seafood along with their paddy fields and beach. At Ninja Private Kitchen, you’ll be having your own meal amongst the paddy fields, just like a picnic!

 

Ninja Private Kitchen is actually run under the leadership of Zung who is known to be a talented photographer. He would tell stories to the visitors about his hometown (Sekinchan) and provide a delicious, fresh seafood lunch. 

 

You can choose to have dinner while watching the sunset – an incredible view from the paddy field. 

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 1 hour and a half

Suitable For: Friends or Couples

Price: 

  • RM138 per pax

 

Address: 186, Jalan Sungai Labu, Taman Seri Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor

Contact: +6012-339 1331

Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 8pm

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5. Tanjung Sepat: Lover’s Bridge Tanjung Sepat

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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Enjoy the sea breeze on the Lover’s Bridge in Tanjung Sepat which spans up to 260 metres, or catch the sunset during your evening stroll. It used to be a wooden bridge but was later re-constructed with concrete. 

 

Those couples or friends who love Instagrammable photos would find many creative ways to capture them! There are also some small shops where you could grab a meal or fruits. If you like fishing, it’s a popular spot for that too!  

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 1 hour and a half

Suitable For: Couples or friends of all ages

Price: N/A

 

Address: 21, Jalan Senangin 1, Taman Tanjung, 42800 Tanjong Sepat, Selangor

Contact: N/A

Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7

6. Pulau Ketam

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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There’s nothing better than a good ol’ island getaway for a one day trip outside KL! You’ll have to drive up to Port Klang and take a 20 minute ferry ride to Pulau Ketam. It’s a mangrove island consisting of 2 fishing villages. 

 

You can find fresh seafood such as coconut crab or satay squid and you can even cycle along the village with a rented bike or electric bike. If you love fishing, you’ll enjoy your time here too. 

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 1 hour and a half

Suitable For: Families or friends of all ages

Price (For Ferry Ride): 

  • RM18 for a two-way ticket

 

Address: Jalan Foreshore, Kawasan 20, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

Contact: N/A

Opening Hours: You may check the ferry schedule here.

7. Kuala Khubu Baru: Sarang by the Brook 

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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For a good weekend road trip from KL, there are plenty of things to do in Kuala Khubu Baru! If you’re planning to stay the night, you should consider Sarang by the Brook which is a retreat consisting of private containers located in the middle of the jungle amongst nature. 

 

They offer up to 11 rooms with a swimming pool as well. You can opt for a BBQ session with their BBQ pit. 

 

You can visit the Selangor Dam and Kuala Kubu Baru Art & History Gallery during your stay too. Don’t forget to try the Ulu Yam Loh Mee at Kedai Kopi & Makanan Hock Choon Kee which is quite famous for quality ingredients. 

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 1 hour 

Suitable For: Families or friends of all ages

Price: 

  • ~RM100 & below per pax

 

Address: Jalan Seruling 20, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor

Contact: +6019-332 2448

Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7

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8. Banting: Tadom Hill Resorts

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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Tadom Hill Resorts would make a great day trip from KL as it is only 50 minutes away! If you need to unwind from the hectic city life, you’ll feel at ease at this bamboo-inspired resort where you can take in the beauty of nature around Klang Valley.

 

The Day Pass includes the Tarzan Swing, 5m bamboo diving platform, water slide, and bamboo water swing, alongside various outdoor games such as ping pong, pool, etc. You can also enjoy a swim in Emerald Lake. 

 

If you want more than that, you can opt for the Beyond Day Pass which features the ATV Ride, Flying Fox, Archery, Paintball and Go Cart which have their own respective prices. You may find out more here

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 50 minutes 

Suitable For: Families or friends of all ages

Price: 

  • Day Pass (Adult): – RM20 (weekday), RM25 (weekend)
  • Day Pass (Child): – RM15 (weekday), RM20 (weekend)

 

Address: No.2, Jalan Bukit Tadom, (Kampung Orang Asli) Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting, Selangor

Contact: +6012-522 5728

Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 6.45pm

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9. Bukit Tinggi: Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hills 

9 Best Day Trips From Kuala Lumpur For Short Getaways

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Bukit Tinggi is one of the best budget weekend getaway KL because of the Instagrammable colourful interior and exterior! 

 

The buildings and architecture are inspired by French culture. Hence, it’s similar to walking along the streets of France. You can opt to spend the weekend and stay in one of the many rooms available while exploring the area, or you can just enjoy yourselves during the day.

 

You can head to the Berjaya Hills’ Japanese Village which is located just nearby, surrounded by lush greenery. You could even rent a Kimono and take pictures around the lake. 

 

Time To Reach Destination By Car From KL: 45 minutes

Suitable For: Families, friends, or couples of all ages

Price: N/A

 

Address: KM 48 Persimpangan Bertingkat, Lebuhraya Karak, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

Contact: +609-221 3666

Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7

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Worried about getting around while on your KL one day trip? Don’t fret – you can rent a car from TREVO and ease all of your worries in an instant! Heck, you might just start planning more than one day trips thanks to the ability to rent any car you’d like, hassle-free. 



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