20 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

20 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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20 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Bengaluru, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Chennai, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shiva Temple and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Alappuzha (St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram, and admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

5
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and St. Mary's Basilica. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum and Sri Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghati Subramanya Temple, make a trip to Sri Subramanya Swamy Devasthanam, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Bengaluru in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, Bengaluru is little chillier than Kochi (Cochin) - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum ©

5
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Family-friendly places like Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple and Covelong Beach will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kalikambal Temple and Breezy Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Kanchipuram (Kamakshi Amman Temple & Kailasanathar Temple) and Mahabalipuram (Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, India Seashell Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, don't miss a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple, walk around Natesan Park, and admire the striking features of Rockfort Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chennai when traveling from Bengaluru in January, with lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Rockfort Temple, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Kalikambal Temple ©
Kalikambal Temple

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muzium Tentera Darat and Putra Mosque. Kids will enjoy Petrosains Science Discovery Centre and Museum of Illusions. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kuala Lumpur, with lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Muzium Tentera Darat, Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Petrosains Science Discovery Centre ©
Muzium Tentera Darat ©
Muzium Tentera Darat

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