15 days in Shanghai & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

15 days in Shanghai & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

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Chennai (Madras), India
Fly:
11​h 45​min
Shanghai, China
— 7 nights
Fly:
11​h 45​min
Chennai (Madras), India
— 7 nights
Chennai (Madras), India

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shanghai: Suzhou (The Humble Administrator's Garden & Suzhou Museum) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), get a taste of the local shopping with Former French Concession, steep yourself in history at Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai tour planner.

Chennai (Madras), India to Shanghai is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in June, things will get a bit cooler in Shanghai: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Shanghai

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center

7
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Chennai (Madras), India

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get out of town with these interesting Chennai (Madras) side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Arjuna's Penance, Sea Shore Temple, & more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Marina Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, browse the collection at The Anna Centenary Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwar Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Shanghai to Chennai (Madras) by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Shanghai to Chennai (Madras). In June, Chennai (Madras) is a bit warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 44°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
Accommodations
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Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach
Pancha Rathas

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