15 Fun Day Trips For Families From KL & Selangor, Malaysia

Best Places To Visit Located Less Than 2 Hours From KL!


Kuala Lumpur is the place to be for those who love a fast-paced lifestyle as it’s a bustling city that offers plenty to do for everyone. With the many long weekends and school holidays, why not take a drive for a short day trip to the outskirts of KL? Malaysia has plenty to offer when it comes to beautiful forests, hilltops, mangroves, waterfalls, beaches, fruit farms, and the list goes on and on! Little Steps has compiled a list of places with sprawling landscapes and famous delicacies that are a bit more off the beaten path and the best part is that they’re all less than two hours drive from KL. Bon Voyage!

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  • Tiarasa-Escapes-Janda-Baik

    Janda Baik *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Adventure + Waterfall + Picturesque Landscapes

    As the perfect place to escape the bustling city, it's one of the many nature getaways in the country where locals can appreciate lush greenery, fresh air, and mesmerizing views. Organic farm, A Little Farm on the Hill should not be missed especially if you have a green thumb or are interested in planting your own produce! You will also get to enjoy gourmet meals here being made from the ground up via their Farmer's Lunch Club, just remember to pre-book your seat. If you’re an avid hiker, the seven-tier waterfall known as Ulu Tampit is a must-visit! For a complete Janda Baik experience, book a stay at Tiarasa Escapes and enjoy safari-style tents and treetop villas.

  • Kuala-Selangor

    Kuala Selangor *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Local Cuisines + Beach + Picturesque Landscapes

    This coastal spot has been gaining popularity in recent years for its magnificent hidden gems. From scrumptious local delicacies to stunning views of the Straits of Melaka, Kuala Selangor has so much to offer. Be sure to visit the Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach, learn more about paddy harvesting in Sekinchan, indulge in signature seafood dishes at River View Seafood Restaurant, and end the day with magical firefly sightings at Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park.

  • Flyboarding-Marina-Putrajaya

    Putrajaya *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Gardens + Water Sports + Landmarks

    This modern, eco-friendly city, which also functions as the administrative and judicial capital of Malaysia is filled with charming parks, lakes, communal gardens, and unique landmarks that make it an exciting place to visit. Putrajaya Botanical Garden has five themed gardens with beautiful blooms that make it a great spot for picnics or cycling. Beyond that, Putrajaya is also home to many cultural sites, and don’t leave without paying the Moroccan Pavilion a visit! Fancy some water activities? Try flyboarding at Marina Putrajaya and showcase your best stunts!

  • Jungle Trekking At taman Negara

    Taman Negara *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Adventure + Picturesque Landscapes

    Taman Negara National Park is one of the oldest areas of tropical rainforest in the world. On a trip here you can see an amazing selection of local flora and fauna, and this is also the home of an indigenous group called the Orang Asli who are the original inhabitants of Malaysia. Before you spend the day trekking, you’d want to fill up on a hearty breakfast at Mutiara Restaurant. Then, go for an easy walk at one of the serene and enjoyable trails which starts at the Wildlife Headquarters heading towards Bukit Teresek. For the more adventurous ones, take the trek to Gunung Tahan which usually takes trekkers around seven days to complete.

  • Batu-Caves-Kuala-Lumpur

    Batu Caves *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Culture + Adventure

    One of the most popular attractions in Kuala Lumpur is Batu Caves which is a temple complex located about 30 minutes from the city center. Batu Caves is a series of caves among limestone hills and they’re home to one of the largest Hindu shrines in the world. The gates open at 6am daily and some of the best sights include the Lord Murugan Statue, Colorful Cave Staircase, Temple Cave, Dark Cave, and Ramayana Cave. Climb the 272 colorful steps to get to the top. For thrill-seekers, Batu Caves also offers climbing routes suited for rock climbing. Do arrange in advance with a tour as professional supervision is required.

  • Genting-SkyWorlds-Theme-Park-Kuala-Lumpur

    Genting Highlands *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    World-Famous Restaurants + Theme Park + Shopping

    Bask in the cool mountain climate as you explore Malaysia’s biggest hilltop resort that has plenty to offer from theme parks to casinos and world-class restaurants. You can choose to either drive or “fly” via a cable car to the top of the mountain where the real fun begins! Explore the Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park, iconic Chin Swee Caves Temple, SkyCasino in SkyAvenue Mall, endless shopping at Genting Premium Outlet, and world-famous restaurants such as Five Guys and Burger & Lobster. If you’re planning to stay a night, there are a number of hotels at the peak to choose from, or for a more affordable option, choose from the hotels and Airbnbs lower down the hill.

  • Colmar-Tropicale-Bukit-Tinggi

    Bukit Tinggi *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Culture + Picturesque Landscapes

    There’s no other place quite like Bukit Tinggi in Malaysia. Whether you’re looking to infuse some French or Japanese-Zen culture, or simply escape the hustle and bustle of the city center, trust Bukit Tinggi to offer you the best! A small town in Pahang, this place has a complete Japanese experience for travelers from a Japanese restaurant, spa, and tea house. The most famous spot here is the Colmar Tropicale which resembles the region of Alsace in France. Alternatively, if you feel like splashing out, check into the luxurious Chateau Spa & Wellness Resort.

  • White Water Rafting Malaysia

    Gopeng *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Adventure + Iconic Landmarks

    Framed by majestic limestone cliffs, rivers, and caves, Gopeng is easily the go-to destination for anyone to jump, swim, hike, and raft into an adventure! Located about two hours away from KL, the ancient rainforests in Gopeng are home to a myriad of flora and fauna including the Rafflesia. White water rafting is the most popular attraction in Gopeng and some of the town’s most picturesque sceneries can be found along the river. There are also impressive limestone cave tours you can join while in Gopeng.

  • Kuala-Kubu-Bharu-Udang-Galah

    Kuala Kubu Bharu *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Local Cuisines + Waterfall + Picturesque Landscapes

    Fondly known as KKB by the locals, this town is popular for its scenic beauty. Located about an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, catch a breathtaking sight of the Sungai Selangor dam, savor local delicacies at the local market, and take a dip in the famous Sungai Chilling Waterfall. Sample the local cuisine at one of the many local coffee shops scattered throughout the town, and enjoy dishes like chicken chop, udang galah with dried noodles, wantan mee, curry laksa, kaya puff and more.

  • World-Of-Phalaenopsis-Ulu-Yam

    Ulu Yam *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Local Cuisines + Waterfall + Adventure

    About an hour's drive from KL, one of the most popular places to visit in Ulu Yam is the World of Phalaenopsis. It is the largest Phalaenopsis orchid producer in Malaysia, and inside this orchid farm, you will find a charming hidden cafe called Florescence. With a stunning orchid-filled interior, it is known to be one of the best food spots in Ulu Yam. While in Ulu Yam, you can also visit the Organic Guava Farm, score yourself some local honey known for its health benefits, and wander around the Hokkien Village for some laidback village atmosphere.

  • Melaka Heritage Building

    Melaka *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Heritage + Local Cuisines + Iconic Landmarks

    This historical state is rich with history, culture, scrumptious food, and iconic landmarks. Start your trip right with the iconic Melaka food, chicken rice balls! Head over to Dutch Square after a hearty meal for a leisurely stroll and continue strolling along the Melaka River and take some snaps facing the backdrop of striking graffiti and street art on the walls. Pop by the historical A Famosa fortress, a remnant of the Portuguese occupation. Hop on a Melaka River Cruise with the kids for a wholesome Melaka experience! While exploring the iconic landmarks, pop by Jonker88 for one of the best cendols in town!

  • Pulau-Ketam-Selangor

    Pulau Ketam *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Local Cuisines

    Just off the coast of Port Klang in Selangor lies a fishing village called Pulau Ketam, or Crab Island. You can take a ferry to the island from Port Klang and once on the island, you will be greeted by….tiny crabs! One does not simply come to Pulau Ketam and miss out on a seafood lunch! Upon exiting from the pier, visitors tend to flock to the main restaurant facing the waterfront. The commercial area has plenty of shops selling snacks and souvenirs while the main area houses a Taoist temple with a grand-looking archway topped with lotus flowers.

  • HL-Dragon-Fruit-Eco-Farm-Sepang-Kuala-Lumpur

    Sepang *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Dragonfruits + Adventure

    Sepang offers a number of attractions, great for families looking for an adventure. Sign up for a kayaking session down the Sepang Mangrove River. For a bit of sand and sea, head to the Bagan Lalang public beach for a little R&R. While in the area, drop by the HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm to pick some dragon fruits and enjoy the delicious taste of the fruit in your meals. For classic car enthusiasts, there's a small National Automobile Museum within the Sepang Circuit area that might be worth a visit. Before you head home, stop by for dinner with a view at the Hilltop Cuisine Kota Warisan restaurant.

  • Waterfall Bentong Pahang

    Bentong *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Local Cuisines + Waterfall

    This quaint town in Pahang has plenty to do making it worth a visit with the kids. The Bentong Gallery offers a history lesson of the famous tin-mining industry in Malaysia back in the day. There are also a few durian orchards in Bentong with the famous one being Jimmy’s Durian Orchard that stretches up to 20 acres. You can then head over to Chamang Waterfall for a dip in waters or simply have a casual picnic while experiencing peace and tranquility.

  • Waterfall In Templer Park

    Templer Park *Fun Day Trips From KL And Selangor

    Waterfall + Adventure

    Located about an hour from KL, this place is great for jungle trekking, picnic, and a rejuvenating dip in the natural swimming pool located at the foot of the trail. It is adorned with silvery streams and stunning cascades and is home to exotic birds flitting about between the tree branches, perfect to leave you feeling refreshed and ready for another Monday. Do watch out for cheeky macaques that are ever ready to lighten your load with their crafty minds and quick fingers.

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