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Xperience Team

26 Apr 2024 - 5 min read

2 Days 1 Night Malacca Complete Itinerary

Rich in history and brimming with cultural charm, Malacca beckons travelers seeking a charming and easily accessible 2D1N escape from Kuala Lumpur. This enchanting city, strategically located on the Straits of Malacca, served as a trading port for centuries. Traces of its fascinating past can be found around every corner, with Portuguese and Dutch influences evident in its architecture, cuisine and customs.

As a traveler, you can stroll through the vibrant streets dotted with historic buildings, enjoy the fusion of Malay, Chinese and European flavors, and dive into the captivating stories left behind by the ancient walls. You can also visit with the family as there are plenty of fun activities for the little ones to do. Malacca promises to be an unforgettable journey, blending the intrigue of history with the charm of the vibrant present. Ready to embark on this captivating adventure? Let's explore these 2D1N itineraries curated by Traveloka.

How to Get to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur?

1. Bus

For a budget-friendly and comfortable journey, hop on a modern bus departing from Kuala Lumpur's bustling Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). The ride takes approximately 2.5 hours, with tickets starting around RM 15. This is a great option for those seeking a hassle-free way to reach Malacca and relax while enjoying the passing scenery.

2. Train

You are also recommended to explore the option of a high-speed train for a faster travel time. The journey from KL Sentral station to Malacca Sentral takes about an hour and a half.

3. Rent a Car

Consider renting a car and navigating the well-maintained highway from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca. The journey takes approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions. This option allows you to stop at interesting sights along the way and enjoy the flexibility of exploring Malacca at your own pace.

Flight to Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines

Start from US$ 8.70

Alor Setar (AOR) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Sat, 20 Jul 2024

Batik Air (Malaysia)

Start from US$ 10.71

Johor Bahru (JHB) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Mon, 15 Jul 2024

AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

Start from US$ 10.99

Johor Bahru (JHB) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Tue, 2 Jul 2024

Day 1 Malacca Itinerary

Your Malacca adventure begins in the heart of the city, Dutch Square. This iconic square, once the bustling center of the Dutch government, is now a bustling hub dotted with Peranakan-style buildings with a distinctive red color. There are various rooms that you can explore. If you have little ones with you, you can also take a ride on a uniquely decorated traditional rickshaw and ride around the area to enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Head up the hill to St. Paul's Church, a relic of the Portuguese era in Malacca. From the higher ground, which was once used as a lookout tower, admire the panoramic view of the city and the Straits of Malacca. Delve into Malacca's rich military history at Fort A'Famosa, a formidable fortress built in 1511. Explore the remains of the fort, including the majestic gates and ancient cannons, and imagine the battles that once took place here. For a more complete historical experience, consider booking the Malacca History Tour Package offered at Traveloka.

Malacca Historical Tour

7.8

USD 37.21

Leaving this historic area, you can learn about the culture of the Malacca Sultanate at the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum. This exquisite replica of a traditional Malay palace, made entirely of wood, showcases the arts and cultural heritage of the Sultanate period. Then, continue your historical journey at the nearby Fort of Melaka Heritage Gallery, where fascinating exhibits tell the story of Malacca's glorious past as a thriving port city and reveal the area's splendor before its wartime destruction.

After a morning filled with historical exploration and cultural immersion, check into a charming Malacca hotel booked through Traveloka. Relax and recharge to continue your Malacca adventures.

After unpacking and taking a break, enter the fascinating world of Peranakan culture at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. This charming museum housed in a well-preserved Peranakan home showcases the rich heritage and traditions of this unique community, which blends Chinese and Malay influences. Marvel at the intricate details that adorn each room, from exquisite porcelain to colorful furniture, and gain a deeper understanding of Peranakan customs and lifestyle.

Then satisfy your appetite with a delicious lunch at Jonker Walk, Malacca's bustling Chinatown. Wander the vibrant streets lined with shops, restaurants and cultural attractions. The surrounding area is also bustling with other cultural offerings such as Little India, a colorful enclave filled with aromatic spices and traditional Indian dishes. Marvel at the intricate architecture of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Malaysia's oldest Chinese temple or worship at Kampung Hulu Mosque, a serene mosque showcasing Islamic heritage.

For a fun family outing, consider visiting Breakout Melaka - Escape Room & Spy Game Junior, where kids can embark on an exciting adventure.

Breakout Escape Game Melaka

Day 2 Malacca Itinerary

On the second day, start your day with a leisurely stroll along the Malacca River Walk, enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and admiring the historical landmarks that line the scenic riverfront. To gain a deeper perspective on Malacca's maritime past, join a scenic Malacca River Cruise. As you cruise along the waters, hear captivating tales of the city's heyday as a major trading port.

Melaka River Cruise

8.9

USD 5.23

Next, delve into the fascinating world of maritime exploration at the Muzium Samudera (Flor de La Mar), a replica of a 16th-century Portuguese ship. Explore its decks and exhibits, uncovering the intriguing history of seafaring adventures. For a panoramic view of the city, ascend the iconic Taming Sari Tower (Malacca Tower). From its observation deck, marvel at breathtaking 360-degree vistas encompassing Malacca's historical gems and modern marvels.

In the afternoon, you can choose to have fun with your family at Upside Down House Melaka to capture hilarious photos defying gravity. This quirky attraction offers endless opportunities for fun and creative pictures, especially with family!

If you just want to play and have fun with your family on the second day, you can visit Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort. The Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort features a variety of exciting rides, water slides and thrilling shows. This sprawling theme park promises a world of fun and excitement for visitors of all ages.

Melaka Wonderland Tickets

8.7

USD 7.53

Tips Visiting Malacca

Malacca's tropical climate can be warm and hot due to its location by the sea. Choose lightweight, sweat-wicking clothing and stay hydrated throughout the day. Consider bringing an umbrella or hat for sun protection.

Ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in Malacca? Traveloka, your one-stop travel platform, is here to help you every step of the way. Book your flight tickets and accommodation with just a few clicks, to ensure a seamless and stress-free travel experience. Don't wait any longer! Visit Traveloka now and start planning your trip to Malacca!

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