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Kuala Lumpur Holidays

Kuala Lumpur holidays will give you an exciting blend of the old and new in Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital city. Soaring skyscrapers and some of the world’s tallest buildings pepper the skyline, while on the ground the atmosphere is permanently buzzing at shiny shopping centres, sacred temples and bustling night markets.

Kuala Lumpur is certainly a multicultural city, with the Malay, Indian, Chinese and Muslim populations all living harmoniously in this diverse capital. Spend days admiring colonial buildings and intricate mosques, stopping for street food and sampling local dishes like Indian style flatbread dipped in spicy lentils. For a dose of tranquillity, go walking, cycling or horse riding in Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, before immersing yourself in culture at the National Museum.

Kuala Lumpur holidays: a comprehensive shopping scene

From atmospheric street markets to high end fashion, Kuala Lumpur has everything if you’re looking to go shopping and pick up some unique fashion and homewares. Central Market is a handicraft emporium where you can pick up Malaysian batik prints and local artefacts. Don’t miss out on the food court on the second floor, where you’ll find traditional dishes as well as fast food. At the upmarket Suria KLCC, a spectacular modern mall, there’s enough to keep you busy for a whole day – shop, dine then watch a film at the movie theatre.

Our selection of Kuala Lumpur hotels combine modern comfort with traditional charm and great menus. At the Shangri-La, you can relax in the swimming pools, have a game of tennis and chill out in the impressive gardens – all just five minutes from the Petronas Towers. After a day of sightseeing, the rooftop bar at Hotel Stripes is the perfect spot for sipping a fruity cocktail as you absorb views over downtown Kuala Lumpur. With all this activity, perhaps you’ll choose to combine your Kuala Lumpur holiday with a stay on a nearby palm-fringed island. We’re happy to arrange your chosen multi-centre itinerary, taking in other locations in Malaysia, or other countries like Thailand or Indonesia.

Destination Highlights
  • Glide up 86 floors and enjoy impressive panoramic views at Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin towers at 452 metres
  • Visit Kuala Lumpur Tower and marvel at the city’s spectacular skyline from the Sky Deck
  • Admire idols, statues and limestone features at Batu Caves, a 100 year old Hindu temple
  • Devour delicious dishes, including pork dumplings, rabbit satay, and charcoal roasted duck at one of the many street food stalls

Our favourite hotels

Our impressive selection of Kuala Lumpur hotels aims to help you make the most of your Malaysia trip. Enjoy a luxurious stay spent enjoying rooftop bars, spas and top restaurants. Browse our favourite places to stay in Kuala Lumpur - we are here to help you find the perfect hotel.

Unique RuMa Infinity Pool

The RuMa

Kuala Lumpur

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The RuMa

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Man Tao

Hotel Stripes

Kuala Lumpur

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Hotel Stripes
a view of a city

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

Time Zone

GMT+8

Flight Time

Direct flights from London are around 13 hours

Currency

MYR - Malaysian Ringgit

Visa Information

British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter Malaysia for stays of up to 30 days.

Language

Malay and English are official languages. English is widely spoken in KL

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Average weather in January

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
32ºC
40mm
Bali
30ºC
350mm
Borneo
29ºC
15mm
Langkawi
32ºC
40mm
Penang
32ºC
82mm
Singapore
26ºC
238mm

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
33ºC
30mm
Bali
30ºC
294mm
Borneo
29ºC
14mm
Langkawi
33ºC
38mm
Penang
33ºC
87mm
Singapore
27ºC
165mm

Average weather in March

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
34ºC
40mm
Bali
30ºC
200mm
Borneo
30ºC
13mm
Langkawi
34ºC
91mm
Penang
33ºC
136mm
Singapore
27ºC
174mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
33ºC
150mm
Bali
30ºC
94mm
Borneo
30ºC
15mm
Langkawi
33ºC
187mm
Penang
33ºC
189mm
Singapore
27ºC
166mm

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
32ºC
200mm
Bali
29ºC
70mm
Borneo
31ºC
13mm
Langkawi
32ºC
291mm
Penang
32ºC
245mm
Singapore
27ºC
171mm

Average weather in June

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
32ºC
240mm
Bali
29ºC
63mm
Borneo
31ºC
13mm
Langkawi
31ºC
279mm
Penang
32ºC
189mm
Singapore
27ºC
163mm

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
300mm
Bali
28ºC
50mm
Borneo
30ºC
12mm
Langkawi
31ºC
280mm
Penang
32ºC
205mm
Singapore
27ºC
150mm

Average weather in August

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
260mm
Bali
28ºC
24mm
Borneo
31ºC
11mm
Langkawi
31ºC
305mm
Penang
32ºC
238mm
Singapore
27ºC
171mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
30ºC
400mm
Bali
29ºC
30mm
Borneo
31ºC
11mm
Langkawi
31ºC
380mm
Penang
31ºC
335mm
Singapore
27ºC
163mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
280mm
Bali
30ºC
90mm
Borneo
30ºC
9mm
Langkawi
31ºC
370mm
Penang
32ºC
398mm
Singapore
27ºC
191mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
200mm
Bali
30ºC
160mm
Borneo
30ºC
9mm
Langkawi
31ºC
222mm
Penang
31ºC
260mm
Singapore
26ºC
250mm

Average weather in December

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Phuket
31ºC
60mm
Bali
30ºC
300mm
Borneo
29ºC
12mm
Langkawi
31ºC
70mm
Penang
32ºC
136mm
Singapore
26ºC
269mm

Types of Kuala Lumpur holidays

a view of Petronas Towers with tall buildings in the background

Kuala Lumpur Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The drive from Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands is approximately three hours. However, if this journey is part of our Malaysia Explorer tour it may take longer due to stops on route. 

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