15 days in China, Kuala Lumpur & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

15 days in China, Kuala Lumpur & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

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15 days in China, Kuala Lumpur & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

Chennai (Madras), India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Ganzhou, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Chennai (Madras), India
— 3 nights
Chennai (Madras), India

3
days
Shanghai, China

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Xintiandifor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Former French Concession, get engrossed in the history at Shanghai History Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai itinerary builder.

Chennai (Madras), India to Shanghai is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chennai (Madras) in June, with highs in Shanghai at 32°C and lows at 25°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ganzhou.

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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Former French Concession
Xintiandi

1
day
Ganzhou, China

Ganzhou, formerly romanized as Kanchow, is a prefecture-level city in southern Jiangxi, China, bordering Fujian to the east, Guangdong to the south, and Hunan to the west. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): snap pictures at Ganzhou Pontoon, enjoy breathtaking views from Ganzhou Pagoda, don't miss a visit to BaJing WenHua Jie, then admire the striking features of Former Residence of Jiang Jingguo, and finally steep yourself in history at Old City Wall of Song Dynasty.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ganzhou tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shanghai to Ganzhou. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

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Historic Sites
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5
days
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Sun) at Sunway Lagoon. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and browse the different shops at M Pavilion.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur custom trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ganzhou to Kuala Lumpur. June in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

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Sunway Lagoon, Batu Caves
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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Central Market
Bukit Bintang

4
days
Chennai (Madras), India

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Head to Express Avenue Mall and The Forum Vijaya Mallfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai (Madras): Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Madras Crocodile Bank, shop like a local with Phoenix Marketcity, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, and kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai (Madras) holiday planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai (Madras) by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai (Madras) due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chennai (Madras), with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Mahabalipuram
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Madras Crocodile Bank
Phoenix Marketcity
Express Avenue Mall

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