60 days in Asia, United States & Malaysia

60 days in Asia, United States & Malaysia

Yasodharani P
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Chennai, India
— 2 nights
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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
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New York City, United States
— 9 nights
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 7 nights
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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: admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayurappan Temple, make a trip to Sai Baba Temple, and get your game on at Kartwheel.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chennai International Airport. July in Chennai sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tirupati.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vaikuntha Teertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Srivari Mettu.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tirupati travel route builder app.

Traveling by train from Chennai to Tirupati takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbatore: Mannarkkad (Meenvallam Water Falls & Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu) and Palakkad (Jain Temple Palghat, Kalpathy Temple, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and appreciate the history behind Narayana Kavi Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coimbatore visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Tirupati to Coimbatore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Attappadi Hills (in Mannarkkad) and Keralamkundu Waterfall (in Karuvarakundu). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annamalai Murugan Temple, stop by Higginbotham's Bookstore, and appreciate the views at Virgin Valley.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary website.

Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in July, expect nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

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 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli day trip planning website.

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. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Madurai.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. While traveling from Tiruchirappalli, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palani.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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. Explore Palani's surroundings by going to Meesapulimala (in Idukki), Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola (in Vattavada) and Anamudi Shola National Park (in Kannan Devan Hills). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiru Avinankudi Temple and stroll through Marayoor Sandalwood Forest.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Palani trip planner.

Drive from Madurai to Palani in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Palani are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

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 6th (Tue): stop by The Cocoa Bean, then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Perumal Peak. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Poombarai Village View, contemplate the waterfront views at Mannavanur Lake, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal visit planner.

You can drive from Palani to Kodaikanal in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kollam.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (in Chengannur), Pathanamthitta (St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), Valiyakoikal Temple, &more) and Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, make a trip to Amritapuri Ashram, admire the sheer force of Palaruvi Falls, and stroll the grounds of Infant Jesus Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kollam trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Kollam in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Dhabi.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 14:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Abu Dhabi: Al Ain (Al Ain Oasis & Al Jahili Fort). Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, make a trip to The Corniche, and join the crowd at Yas Marina Circuit.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Kollam to Abu Dhabi with the Route module. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kollam to Abu Dhabi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kollam in August, plan for much warmer days in Abu Dhabi, with highs around 50°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's lots more to do: stroll through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to New York City takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to New York City is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, you will find days in New York City are colder (34°C), and nights are little chillier (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Beijing.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 28:

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 a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Beijing takes 17 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 13 hours. August in Beijing sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Singapore on the 4th (Wed).
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 4:

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 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Singapore planner.

Getting from Beijing to Singapore by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Beijing in September, things will get a bit warmer in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers. Keep things going the next day: walk around KL Bird Park, then Head underground at Batu Caves, and then stroll around KLCC Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

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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