15 days in India, Venice & Bucharest Itinerary

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Chennai, India
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Madurai, India
— 1 night


Chennai, India — 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, stop by Cane and Bamboo, and wander the streets of Fort St. George.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Chennai travel route planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chennai International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
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Venice, Italy — 6 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Biblioteca Civica, Casa di Giulietta, &more) and Padua (Museo Diocesano di Padova, Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice tour planning app.

Getting from Chennai to Venice by flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Venice. Traveling from Chennai in February, expect Venice to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bucharest.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips
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Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then browse the exhibits of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and then admire the masterpieces at Muzeul Karanului Roman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): walk around Herăstrău Park, get your game on at Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio, then don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bucharest sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Bucharest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Bucharest. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in February: high temperatures in Bucharest hover around 6°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Madurai.
Museums · Tours · Parks · Shopping
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Madurai, India — 1 night

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 4th (Tue), gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bucharest to Madurai. Traveling from Bucharest to Madurai, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in February; daily highs in Madurai reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Tours
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India travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.