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Top Destinations for a Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur for Couples

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a destination that caters to all segments of tourists. It has many themes park, edutainment zones and shopping centres. Hence, an ideal destination for families with Kids. But are you planning a honeymoon ? or a couple getaway and wondering if Kuala Lumpur is the right choice? don’t worry, we got it all covered. Read through to have a look at top destinations for a day trip from Kuala Lumpur for couples.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is just half an hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur. It is a series of caves on a limestone hill. Also, the cave houses one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India dedicated to Lord Murugan. At foot of the Cave, you will see worlds second tallest statue of Lord with a towering height of 42.7 meters. A steep climb of 272 stairs will you lead to the shrine. There are multiple caves in and around the shrine, but entry to caves is restricted as it is home to many endangered species of birds and animals. However, there are rock climbing activities available, visitors can pay on spot and try it out.

Batu Caves: Top Destinations for a Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur for Couples
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Batu cave is a good place for a half-day trip, you can create good memories with activities like rock climbing, feeding monkeys and also the temperature is pleasant throughout the year. Given the distance, it won’t tire you out as well. Hence, Batu caves is one of the top destinations for a day trip from Kuala Lumpur for Couples.


Putrajaya is one of the least explored cities in Malaysia. This city is truly a hidden gem and is a mecca of modern architecture in Malaysia. Putrajaya is just 45 mins – 60 mins drive from Kuala Lumpur and they are regular public transportation available as well.

The Putrajaya Mosque, the pink dome structure is the major attraction in Putrajaya. The Mosque is constructed using rose-tinted granite and nothing short of a fairy tale structure. For couples interested in a photoshoot, this would be an ideal Backdrop.

putra mosque: Top Destinations for a Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur for Couples
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The Green Dome Mosque is another impressive architecture marvel in the city. it is also the official residence of Prime Minister of Malaysia. The front end of the Mosque opens to a beautiful garden adding glamour to the holiness of the place. In addition, the mosque has shades of Blue Mosque turkey and one of the best spots to have a couple photoshoot.

Apart from the Mosques, Putrajaya is famous for its bridges. There are few Iranian style architecture bridges like the Putra Bridge that is awe-inspiring. All these picturesque locations make Putrajaya Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands

If you are looking at Hill station kind of experience in Malaysia. then Cameron Highlands is the destination you are looking for. Also, Cameron Highlands has a pleasing temperature for most parts of the year and a lush green landscape throughout. It takes roughly 3-4 hours to reach Cameron Highlands by road. Cactus Valley, butterfly farm, Strawberry farm are the few must-visit places in Cameron Highlands. The perfect setting to enjoy evening walks and favourable climate makes Cameron Highlands Cameron Highlands.

common highlands: Top Destinations for a Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur for Couples
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Port Dickson

What makes port Dickson the most preferred beach destination is its proximity to Kuala Lumpur. So, if you are a couple looking for a day trip to any beachside getaway then Port Dickson should be the first preference.

Not all beaches in Port Dickson are clean and well maintained, but most frequently tourists beaches are well maintained and managed. Also, these frequently visited beaches have a good amount of resort in proximity in case you want to extend your day trip. Telu Kemang is the beach which attracts the maximum crowd and is well maintained as well.

Port Dickson is roughly 100kms away and well accessible by public transport and taxis. Few must-visit places in Port Dickson are Ostrich Show Farm and Cape Rachado. Cape Rachado has a lighthouse, Panoramic views of the city, sea and sunsets are a picture-perfect sight.


Malacca is a hub of rich culture and traditions. It has a good mixture of pre and post-colonial architecture. Malacca is just a 2-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Once reach Malacca if can you stroll around visiting culturally significant attractions like Christ Chruch, Menara Taming Sari and Cheng Ho Cultural Museum. The main reason for a couple to visit Malacca is the cruise. You can try the 35 min cruise while you enjoy the sunset and wine. End your perfect day with some antique shopping for your loved ones in Jonkers Street and head back to Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park

If you are a couple who are interested in Nature and wildlife, then surely a day trip to Selangor Nature Park should be part of your itinerary. Mangroove bird sanctuary is must-visit in this region. It is home more than 150 species of birds and during the migration season, you will be able to find rare species of birds as well.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park: Top Destinations for a Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur for Couples
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Generally, there are four main trails to view wildlife namely, Coastal trail, Langur trail, Egret trail, Pangolin trail. There guided tours available to educate visitors about wildlife and create awareness. After enjoying this tour, you can head to local fishing villages for some fresh seafood. In the evening couples can enjoy the sunset with a boat ride through Mangroove reserves.

Broga Hill

Broga Hill is another day trip which couples prefer in Kuala Lumpur. This region is famous for its beautiful landscapes and scenery and a good place to create some good adventure memories.

Broga Hill: Top Destinations for a Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur for Couples
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There are three peaks where you can enjoy the sunset or sunrise. It will take a moderate range trek to reach these peaks. So ensure that you pack necessary trekking equipment as per your need. Broga Hill is 50kms from Kuala Lumpur and there are good transportation facilities to reach there.

There are enough options for a day trip from Kuala Lumpur. The above list surely not an exhaustive list but few handpicked destinations which couples generally prefer. if you find this article useful, log on to Pickyourtrail and check out our honeymoon packages to Malaysia for some of the romantic itineraries.

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