What do you do when you’re itching for an adventure but your busy schedule only permits you a day? Why, you plan a day trip to Melaka of course!
Boasting a rich history from its colonization by the Dutch and Portuguese, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has something for everyone – amazing architecture, captivating attractions, and glorious food.
Located within a 2-hour drive from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka (also known as Malacca) is a famous destination for both locals and foreigners.
This city was extremely popular amongst tradesmen from all parts of the world back in the day, and their presence has heavily influenced the culture and culinary scene here.
In this guide, we cover all there is to know for your day trip to Melaka – from the exciting sights to the amazing food scene.
Sure, you could always opt for a Melaka day tour and be guided around the city, but exploring the city by yourself is much more fun!
We’ve made it easy for you with our suggested itinerary for Melaka.
You will have lots to cover in a short period of time, so be sure to stick to our suggestions and make the most of your day!
Suggested Melaka One Day Trip Itinerary:
Queen Victoria Fountain
St Paul’s Church
Cheng Ho Gallery
Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum
Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum
Cheng Hoon Temple
Menara Taming Sari
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In the Morning:
Stadthuys, Christ Church, Queen Victoria Fountain, St Paul’s Church, and Cheng Ho Gallery.
Start your day bright and early, for we’ve got lots to see! Fuel yourself with some of the best breakfasts Malaysia has to offer and then off you go to begin your Melaka 1 day trip!
First on the list is The Stadthuys, a building that is bound to be present in all Melaka 1 day tour packages.
It is a historical building built by the Dutch in 1650 and located within the Dutch Square in Melaka City.
The distinctive red terracotta exterior of the Stadthuys coupled with colonial Dutch architecture is truly a sight to behold, and it is arguably one of the most famous buildings in Melaka.
Originally serving as the office of the Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor, this building has since been converted into the History and Ethnography Museum.
The museum provides an insight into the history of Melaka, covering the Malay Sultanate and the colonization of the Dutch, Portuguese, and British right up to Malaysia’s independence.
Entrance to the Stadthuys covers admission to 5 other museums within the Dutch Square and includes the History and Ethnography Museum.
- Tickets are priced at RM 5 (USD 1.15) for adults (MyKad holders) and
- RM10 (USD 2.30) for foreigners,
- whereas kids aged 7-12 with MyKad pay RM2 (USD 0.46), and
- Foreigners are charged RM4 (USD 0.90).
- Kids below the age of 7 enjoy free admission.
Address: Jalan Gereja, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours:09:00 am – 05:00 pm (Monday-Thursday), 09.00 am to 08:30 pm on Fridays and weekends.
Next on our list of attractions is the Christ Church, located just opposite the Stadthuys.
And just like the Stadthuys, this 18th-century iconic church is also painted a beautiful coral red. Prior to its existence, the Dutch performed their religious services at St Paul’s church, located at the top of St Paul’s hill.
Construction of this church began in 1741, and it took 12 years for the building to be completed.
The final product is a fine example of Dutch architecture, boasting roof beams that are each fashioned from a single tree as well as intricately hand-carved pews.
To this day, services are still held in the church every Sunday from 8.30 am to 10.30 am in English and Chinese languages.
Address: Gereja Christ, Jalan Gereja, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 09:00am – 04:30 pm (Monday-Saturday), 08:30 am – 01:00 pm (Sunday)
Queen Victoria Fountain
Located within the Dutch Square is the Queen Victoria Fountain, a familiar sight in many of Melaka’s keychains and postcards.
This fountain was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and is reminiscent of the British’s presence in Melaka.
The fountain was built in 1901, and while it is more than a century old the structure still stands tall and elegant, serving as a beautiful backdrop for your tourist shots. There is an inscription on the fountain that reads “Victoria Regina 1837- 1901. Erected by the people of Malacca in memory of a great Queen in 1904”.
Strike a pose, get your picture taken, and off you go to our next attraction!
Address: Jalan Gereja,75000 Malacca, Malaysia
No short trip to Melaka is complete without visiting the Porta De Santiago, also known as A Famosa (Portuguese for ‘The Famous’).
The tiny gate that remains of what used to once be a formidable fortress is one of the oldest remaining European architecture in Asia and is also one of Melaka’s most famous landmarks.
Built in 1511 by the Portuguese, the fort’s function was to fortify their hold of the land and ward off the armies of the Malacca Sultanate.
When the British took over from the Dutch in the early 19th century, they decided to demolish the fort but were stopped in time by Sir Stamford Raffles, allowing the tiny gate that stands till today to survive.
Admission to the A Famosa is free. Take in the historical remains of this fort before making your way up the hill to our next destination.
Address: Jalan Kota, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
St Paul’s Church
Next, head on to the stairs that lead up the hill to the ruins of St Paul’s Church.
A short 5-10 minute walk takes you to a lookout point offering one of the most amazing views of the Straits of Malacca, and the ruins of the church add even more character to this lookout point.
And the best part? It costs you nothing!
The church itself was built in 1521 by a Portuguese captain in honor of the Virgin Mary and is known to be the oldest church in Southeast Asia.
Once the Dutch colonized Melaka, the church was used as their place of worship until the completion of Christ Church.
Over the years the upkeep of the church was neglected, and all that’s left now are ruins.
As this is one of the most famous attractions in Melaka, you’ll find many stalls set up by locals selling drinks and souvenirs.
Pick up a memento or two, treat yourself to a cold drink and make your way to our next destination.
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Cheng Ho Gallery
Last on the list of our rather busy morning is the Cheng Ho Gallery, a place that is bound to excite all history buffs.
The museum showcases the life of Admiral Cheng Ho, also known as Zheng He, and his seven voyages from China to Southeast Asia.
It is the largest museum in Melaka and is believed to be built on the original site of a warehouse complex built by Zheng He close to 600 years ago.
Visitors to this gallery are treated to an explanatory video (in both English and Chinese) before you are invited to take in the various artifacts on display such as navigation instruments, maps, and miniatures of his fleet.
- Entrance to the gallery is priced at RM20 (USD 4.50) for adults and
- RM10 (USD 2.30) for children below 12.
Address: 51, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm (Monday – Sunday),
In The Afternoon:
Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum, Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Cheng Hoon Temple, and Menara Taming Sari.
By now the sun is at its peak and your energy levels are dipping.
Grab some lunch (recommendations further down in this article) and rest your feet before we continue with our exploration of this beautiful city.
Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum
Head on over to the Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum located at the foot of St Paul’s Hill after lunch.
The museum is a replica of the palace of the Malacca Sultanate and is made entirely from wood. The original palace was built in 1465 but destroyed in 1511 during the Portuguese colonization of Melaka.
An interesting fact to note about this museum is that no nails were used in its construction!
Instead, each piece of wood is carved in such a way to fit together using traditional methods, resulting in a strong and sturdy structure.
Traditional Malay woodcarving adorns the wooden walls of this museum, and the entire structure is elevated from the ground by wooden pillars.
The museum gives a glimpse of the Malay Sultanate who once ruled Melaka, and houses various historical evidence such as photographs, musical instruments, drawings, traditional costumes, and weapons.
Once you have explored all eight chambers within the museum, head across the palace to the “Forbidden Garden” which is said to replicate the Sultan’s garden reserved for the royal family.
- Tickets for adults are priced at RM10 (USD 2.30) for foreigners and
- RM5 (USD 1.15) for locals,
- whereas for children it is priced at RM5 (USD 1.15) for foreigners and
- RM3 (USD 0.70) for locals.
Address: Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 05:30 pm (Except Mondays)
Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum
Our next destination takes you deep into the beautiful culture of the Baba Nyonya people, a blend of culture resulting from the intermarriages between the Chinese merchants and the local Malays.
This family-owned museum used to be the accommodation of four generations before it was converted into a museum.
This museum gives you a glimpse of the life of a Baba Nyonya family and showcases detailed woodwork, porcelain, traditional costumes, and antique furniture.
Decorations in the museum have Chinese, Malay, and European influences.
You can join the guided tours for detailed commentary on the artifacts within the museum and interesting insights into the Baba and Nyonya culture and way of life.
Alternatively, you can opt for the self-tour with the guide of a booklet and wander around at your own pace.
- Entrance tickets for adults are priced at RM16 (USD 3.70),
- whereas tickets for children aged 5-12 are priced at RM11 (USD 2.50).
- An additional RM4 (USD 0.90) per adult is charged should you opt for the guided tour option.
Address: No.50, Jalan Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Friday-Sunday) & 10:00 am – 04:00 pm (Monday-Thursday).
Cheng Hoon Temple
After an afternoon spent exploring museums, head on to the Cheng Hoon temple.
Built by the Chinese Kapitans in 1645, this temple is the oldest in Malaysia! It is also unique as the temple practices three doctrinal systems – Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.
The construction of this temple was done based on the principles of feng shui, and so the building was made in such a way to ensure a view of the river as well as high ground on either side of it.
Restoration efforts were recognized by UNESCO with the temple being awarded for outstanding architectural restoration in 2003.
This temple is made up of several prayer complexes, with the main prayer hall dedicated to Kuan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy.
The other shrines are dedicated to the different deities within the three doctrinal systems, and people often pray in specific shrines depending on the problems they face.
Entrance to this temple is free, even more reason for you to add this to your itinerary!
Address: 25, Jalan Tokong, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 07:00 am – 04:00 pm (Daily)
Menara Taming Sari
Menara Taming Sari or Taming Sari Tower is a 24-story revolving tower offering a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city.
Spot popular landmarks such as St Paul’s Hill, the Melaka River, and the Straits of Melaka within the 7-minute panoramic ride.
The tower is named after Sari Keris, a traditional weapon belonging to Hang Tuah who was a warrior living in Melaka in the 15th century.
The keris is also the inspiration behind the design of this tower.
- Entrance for adults to this tower is priced at RM 23 (USD 5.25) for foreigners and
- RM 17 (USD 3.90) for locals,
- whereas tickets for children below the age of 12 are RM 15 (USD 3.45) for foreigners
- and RM 11 (USD 2.50) for locals.
Address: Jalan Merdeka Bandar Hilir, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm (Monday-Friday), 09:00 am – 11.00 pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)
In The Evening:
Street Art, River Cruise, and Jonker Street
After a long day on your feet, it’s finally time to unwind and take it easy.
Treat yourself to a slow evening before ending your Melaka short trip with some dinner.
As you wander around the city, chances are you would have spotted numerous murals painted on walls of unassuming buildings.
These murals add character to this city and are something that calls for closer inspection for those who appreciate art.
Even if you’re not an artsy person, the street art in Melaka allows for amazing pictures!
While you can find street art strewn across many parts of the city, your best bet would be to walk alongside the Melaka River.
The paintings do not seem to conform to a particular theme and include depictions of animals, realistic-looking people going about their everyday lives, and even quirky murals that add a splash of vibrancy to the city.
Melaka River Cruise
The Melaka River cuts through the heart of the city’s attraction, and a boat ride across this river provides you with some of the best views of this historical city.
The entire experience takes about 45 minutes, covers a distance of 9km, and is accompanied by pre-recorded commentary.
During the boat ride, you will be treated to views of both the Northern and Southern sides.
The Northern side is made up of buildings from the Dutch colonization, whereas the Southern side is where many of the heritage buildings are.
You can expect to see the Stadthuys, Christ Church, colorful murals, and Jonker Street during your boat ride.
While the boat ride operates from morning to night, it would be best to go in the evening. Not only is the weather cooler during this time of the day, but the city is also beautifully lit up from the evening onwards.
The boat departs from two jetties- the Taman Rempah Jetty and the Muara Sungai Jetty.
- Adult tickets are priced at RM30 (USD 6.90) for foreigners and
- RM 25 (USD 5.70) for locals,
- whereas tickets for children aged 12 and below are priced at RM 25 (USD 5.70) for foreigners and
- RM15 (USD 3.40) for locals.
You can purchase the tickets either at the counters or at the jetties. Alternatively, tickets are available online.
Address: Taman Rempah Jetty, Jalan Tun Mutahir, 75300 Melaka
Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 11.30 pm (Monday – Sunday)
Jonker Street Night Market
Jonker Street is located in the Chinatown area in Melaka and is a place not to be missed during your Melaka day trip.
The street is blocked off for traffic, allowing the night market to operate on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.
Many of the historical houses along each side of the street are now shops selling various handicrafts and souvenirs, antiques, and glorious street food. There is bound to be something for everyone, and you can spend hours walking along the street!
Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 06:00 pm – 12:00 am (Friday-Sunday)
Explore The Food Scene During Your Melaka Day Trip
The food scene in Melaka is one that you should not miss.
You’re definitely spoiled for choice, so we’ve compiled some of the best places that are sure to leave your tastebuds utterly delighted!
1.The Daily Fix Café
Located conveniently in Jonker Street, The Daily Fix Cafe is the place to visit if you’re looking for delicious brunch items and amazing coffee.
The cafe tends to get crowded pretty quickly upon opening, so be sure to head there early to beat the queue.
Notable items on the menu are their pancakes, mainly the Pandan and Durian pancakes – both of which usually sell out pretty quickly.
The pancakes have a lovely, fluffy texture and are filled with just the right amount of filling. You even have the option of adding on some ice cream for that extra decadence!
Address: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street ), 75200 Melaka
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm (Monday – Sunday)
2. Calanthe Art Café
If you’re looking for more of a hipster vibe, this cafe is a must to visit. The decor and furniture are quirky, making it an ideal place for your Instagram shots.
Besides the fun aesthetics, this cafe also boasts an impressive coffee menu – they serve coffee blends from 13 different Malaysian states!
The food menu is equally impressive, you get to choose from local and western delights.
They make a mean curry laksa (Noodles with an assortment of fish cake, tofu puffs, and boiled eggs all in a delicious coconut-based broth) that is widely raved about!
Finish off your meal with either their homemade cakes or traditional desserts, and you’re all set for your day.
Address: 11, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75250 Melaka
Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 10:30 pm (Monday – Sunday, closed on Thursdays)
3. The Baboon House (non-halal)
If gourmet burgers are what you fancy, The Baboon House is the place to be.
This cafe has a cozy setting and is located in a renovated Peranakan shophouse close to Jonker street.
While they have a wide selection of burgers to choose from, the Pork Belly burger comes highly recommended.
The Baboon House also caters to vegetarians, options include their Portobello Burgers and Tomato Grilled Cheese sandwich. For drinks, choose from their selection of beers and kombucha apart from the usual coffee, tea, and fruit juices.
Address: No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200 Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Monday – Sunday, closed on Tuesdays)
1. Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
When in Melaka, one should make it a point to try Chicken Rice Balls.
Soft, rounded balls of fragrant rice served with tender, steamed chicken cooked according to the Hainanese style.
Pair this with the homemade chilli sauce that usually accompanies the chicken and the rice, and you’ve got the perfect meal.
While this dish is a common sight in many restaurants in Melaka, Kedai Kopi Chung Wah does it best, a claim backed by the sheer number of orders they receive daily.
The crowd in this restaurant usually moves fast, so snagging a table should not take too long if you happen to be waiting in a queue.
Address: 20, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 02:00 pm (Mondays – Sundays, closed on Wednesdays)
2. Jonker 88
Located in an old, converted shophouse with vintage decoration, Jonker 88 is where you should head for simple Nyonya cuisine.
The restaurant is constantly packed, but waiting shouldn’t take too long as the food is usually prepared quickly and the crowd tends to move along as soon as they finish eating.
This restaurant serves two types of laksa – the Nyonya Asam Laksa (noodles with fish, boiled egg, cucumber, and onions in a spicy, sour broth) and the Baba Laksa (noodles with chicken egg and fish cake in a mild, coconut-based broth).
Don’t forget to treat yourself to a chilled bowl of Chendol – a sweet dessert made with green flour jelly and red beans in a creamy base of coconut milk and palm sugar.
The cendol is a welcome respite from the hot weather and also effectively soothes your throat from the spiciness of the laksa.
Address: 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Opening Hours: 09:00 am – 05:30 pm (Monday – Sunday, closed on Mondays)
1. Jonker Street Night Market
What do you do when you want to sample a little bit of everything during your day trip in Melaka?
You head to the Jonker Street Night Market! With rows upon rows of stalls to pick from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The night market is only open every Friday to Sunday, so do time your visit accordingly if you wish to visit this place.
Snack on fish balls in curry sauce, grilled oysters, dim sum, Nyonya popiah and many more as you browse through stalls selling souvenirs and food along the street.
Also, be sure to try out the various desserts available. You will find some of the best cendol, coconut shake, and deep-fried ice cream at reasonable prices. Definitely a must-visit!
Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Opening Hours: 06:00 pm – 12:00 am (Friday – Sunday)
2. Pak Putra Restaurant
While Melaka is undoubtedly famous for its Peranakan cuisine, many Malaccans would be quick to point out that this city also serves the best naan and tandoori chicken.
To verify this claim, make your way to Pak Putra.
While they serve a wide variety of naan, the cheese naan is highly raved about. Soft and fluffy with a generous filling of cheese, the bread is excellent when paired with gravy.
One must also be sure to try the tandoori chicken – moist, tender, and flavourful, with a hint of smokiness. The perfect accompaniment to your cheese naan.
Address: 56 & 58, Jalan 4, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 05:30 pm – 01:00 am (Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Mondays)
3. Nancy’s Kitchen (Non-Halal)
Ask around for the best Peranakan food in Melaka and chances are you will be directed to Nancy’s Kitchen.
Established in 1999, this restaurant serves authentic Peranakan dishes using recipes that have been passed down for three generations and places importance on using only the freshest herbs and ingredients.
Popular dishes include the Ayam Buah Keras (Chicken Candlenut), Ayam Pongteh (Chicken with Bean Paste), and Pai Tee (Top Hat), though to be honest, you can never go wrong with the other dishes on the menu as well.
Be sure to end your meal on a sweet note with their selection of desserts!
Address: No 13, Jalan KL 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 05:00 pm (Monday – Thursday, closed on Tuesdays), 11:00 am – 03:30 pm, 05:00 pm – 09:30 pm (Friday – Sunday)
4. Geographer Café
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to unwind after a long day’s walk, head on to Geographer Cafe.
Located in a pre-war shophouse on Jonker Street, this cafe offers delicious western and Asian cuisine at reasonable prices.
While the food here is pork and lard-free, do note that alcoholic beverages such as beers and cocktails are served here.
Address: 83, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Opening Hours: 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays) and 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Friday – Sunday, closed on Wednesdays).
Getting To And Around Melaka
The fastest and easiest way for your day trip to Melaka from KL is to travel by car, without a doubt.
The drive spans a total of 145 km and would take roughly 2 hours.
The second option would be to take a bus from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) in Kuala Lumpur to Melaka.
Tickets can be purchased online or onsite, and the journey will take roughly 2 and a half hours.
There are buses leaving almost every half an hour to Melaka from Kuala Lumpur, so pick the timing that suits you best, and off you go! This is by far the most cost-efficient way to get to Melaka.
Once you’re in Melaka, it is easy to explore the entire city mostly by foot as many of the attractions are located close to each other.
Should the need arise, you can either hail a taxi or use e-hailing services such as Grab to move around the city for further out locations. This will help you save time especially during your day trip to Melaka!
Alternatively, you could hop onto one of the beautifully decorated trishaws for a leisurely ride around the city.
This experience is usually accompanied by running commentary from the trishaw driver and is a fun way to explore the city. Be sure to negotiate with the driver for the best bargain before being whisked around your fancy ride.
Best Time To Visit Melaka
It is best to visit Melaka during April, May, and October when the weather is relatively dry. During this period the temperature averages about 30 degrees.
March-April and October-November are wet months with rainfall, so it would be best to avoid these months.
Also, if you have your sights set on visiting the Jonker Street night market, it would be best to time your trip on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Helpful Tips and Reminders
1.Your short trip to Melaka would include lots of time spent on your feet and out in the open, so a portable umbrella is a good investment to protect you from rain and shine.
2. Comfortable shoes for walking are a must, as well as breathable clothes such as those made of cotton or jersey material.
3.As Islam is the official religion in Malaysia, it is best to wear respectful clothing, especially when visiting places of worship. Shoulders and knees should be covered, and a shawl would come in handy to cover your head when needed or even act as protection against rain or shine.
4.It is also a good idea to carry around a lightweight, portable water bottle to ensure you remain hydrated throughout your day trip to Melaka.
5.As the weather is generally hot and humid, you might be subjected to unwanted pests such as mosquitoes, especially in the evening and night.
6.As with all travels, it is important to be highly vigilant during your time in Melaka. The city is generally safe for tourists, but you should never discount the odd snatch thief or scammer waiting to prey on unsuspecting tourists in popular attractions.
7.It is best to keep cash and identification documents in your front pockets, and jewelry or items that show off excessive wealth should be avoided.
8.Backpacks should also be locked, and always use your front pockets to store cash to avoid being pickpocketed. It’s always a good idea to use the ATM during the day, and always pick one in crowded areas.
9.While Melaka is easily accessible by foot, it is important to ensure you avoid dark alleyways, especially at night.
10.If participating in any tours around the city during your day trip to Melaka, it is always best to pre-book these packages after checking out reviews to ensure their legitimacy. You should also always check ticket prices for entrances to tourist attractions. Always purchase your tickets from official sites and offices rather than from guides offering cheap tours.
What Activities Can We Do At Melaka?
1. Visit the iconic Stadthuys building in Melaka
2. Take pictures at the Christ Church and Queen Victoria Fountain in Melaka
3. Get a glimpse into the life of ancient royalty at the Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum
4. Enjoy the panoramic views of Melaka city at the Taming Sari Revolving Tower
5. Visit the ruins of St Paul’s church in Melaka
6. Cruise through the Melaka river and explore the city of Melaka on a trishaw
7. Collect authentic Melaka souvenirs and sample various food items at the Jonker Walk Night Market
8. Immerse yourself in the uniquely Malaccan Peranakan culture at the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum
Is Melaka Worth Visiting?
YES- Melaka is worth visiting because it is known to be easily covered by foot, allowing tourists to appreciate its rich history and pretty views. The city is a pleasant place to be explored for a few days, making it a famous destination during weekends and favored even by the Singaporeans who don’t mind braving the 3-hour drive from their country.
Should I go to Melaka?
YES- you should go to Melaka because the city boasts various attractions and is steeped in rich culture and history. Melaka is also a food heaven, besides being easily accessible by bus from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. This makes Melaka the perfect holiday destination for short trips especially a quick day trip to Melaka!
What is Melaka famous for?
Melaka is most famous for its distinctive past and its reputation as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Home to a host of well-preserved heritage buildings and colonial architecture, an amazing medley of culture and glorious food, Melaka has something for everyone.
And there you have it, the only guide you’ll need for your day trip to Melaka! You’re bound to leave the city a little tired after a whole day of exploration on your feet, but rest assured your adventure-seeking soul will be thoroughly satisfied with all this city has to offer.
You can always stretch your journey out and stay for a few days if time permits, but otherwise a one day trip to Melaka from KL is the ideal short vacation.
Who knows, you might even be tempted to make a second (and third and fourth) trip back to this city for it truly is a delight to visit!
Do comment below if you found this day trip to Melaka guide helpful, and let us know if there are any other attractions or restaurants that deserve to be highlighted in our guide. We would love to hear from you, and we wish you an enjoyable trip to this charming little city!