60 days in Asia, United States & Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Asia, United States & Malaysia Itinerary

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Chennai, India
— 2 nights
Train
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Tirupati, India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Coimbatore, India
— 5 nights
Bus
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tiruchirappalli, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Madurai, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Palani, India
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kollam, India
— 6 nights
Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 9 nights
Fly
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 7 nights
Fly
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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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.
Chennai is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sai Baba Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chennai trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chennai International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Chennai are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tirupati.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Tirupati, India — 2 nights

Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vaikuntha Teertham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Srivari Mettu.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tirupati trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Chennai to Tirupati in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Coimbatore, India — 5 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbatore: Palakkad (Jain Temple Palghat, Kalpathy Temple, &more) and Mannarkkad (Meenvallam Water Falls & Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tirupati to Coimbatore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India — 4 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Get out of town with these interesting Ooty (Udhagamandalam) side-trips: Keralamkundu Waterfall (in Karuvarakundu) and Attappadi Hills (in Mannarkkad). The adventure continues: make a trip to Annamalai Murugan Temple, look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and appreciate the views at Virgin Valley.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip app.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Coimbatore, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Tiruchirappalli, India — 1 night

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Tiruchirappalli takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July, plan for much hotter days in Tiruchirappalli, with highs around 43°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

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 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai road trip planning site.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Tiruchirappalli in July, expect nights in Madurai to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 40°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palani.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Palani, India — 4 nights

Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palani: Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola (in Vattavada), Anamudi Shola National Park (in Kannan Devan Hills) and Meesapulimala (in Idukki). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Avinankudi Temple and stroll through Marayoor Sandalwood Forest.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Palani travel site.

Getting from Madurai to Palani by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madurai in July, with highs in Palani at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Kodaikanal, India — 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by The Cocoa Bean, then delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Perumal Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Poombarai Village View, contemplate the waterfront views at Mannavanur Lake, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Palani to Kodaikanal takes 2 hours. Traveling from Palani in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kodaikanal, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kollam.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Kollam, India — 6 nights

The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Explore Kollam's surroundings by going to Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (in Chengannur), Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla) and Pathanamthitta (St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), Valiyakoikal Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Infant Jesus Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara, take in the dramatic scenery at Palaruvi Falls, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kollam road trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Kollam in 8 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kodaikanal in July: highs in Kollam hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Dhabi.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Explore Abu Dhabi's surroundings by going to Al Ain (Al Ain Oasis & Al Jahili Fort). Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, bet on your favorite at Yas Marina Circuit, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, and contemplate the long history of Heritage Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kollam to Abu Dhabi. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kollam in July, expect nights in Abu Dhabi to be somewhat warmer, around 37°C, while days are warmer, around 50°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to New York City.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

New York City, United States — 9 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Coney Island (in Brooklyn) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, get great views at Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planning website.

You can fly from Abu Dhabi to New York City in 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 12:

Beijing, China — 5 nights

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Beijing by flight takes about 17 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Singapore on the 19th (Mon).
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:

Singapore, Singapore — 7 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Singapore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Singapore road trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Singapore in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Beijing in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Singapore, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 27:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers. On the next day, walk around KL Bird Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then walk around KLCC Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur route planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.
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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.
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