10 days in Chennai & Coimbatore Itinerary

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Chennai — 3 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elliot's Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Covelong Beach and Chetpet EcoPark. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church, take a stroll through Mylapore, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

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Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Chennai due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Chennai at 97°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 4 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Escape the urban bustle at Kovai Kutralam Water Falls and Velliangiri Mountains. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbatore: Siruvani Reservoir (in Palakkad) and Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Mukurti Peak, Sanctuary Avalanche, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, admire the sheer force of Siruvani Falls and Dam, and browse the different shops at Fun City Mall.

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You can fly from Chennai to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in July: high temperatures in Coimbatore hover around 89°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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