12 days in Manila, Kuala Lumpur & Chennai Itinerary

12 days in Manila, Kuala Lumpur & Chennai Itinerary

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12 days in Manila, Kuala Lumpur & Chennai Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Manila, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Chennai, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

3
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 3rd (Sat), browse the exhibits of San Agustin Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Manila Bay, then explore the striking landscape of Rizal Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manila Ocean Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manila journey planning website .

New Delhi, India to Manila is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya to see Putra Mosque about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and stroll through KLCC Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Manila to Kuala Lumpur takes 7 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

4
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai (Madras): Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, wander the streets of Fort St. George, kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach, and stroll through Besant Nagar Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) trip planner .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai (Madras) in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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