10 days in Chennai & Hyderabad Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Hyderabad Itinerary

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Chennai

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Shore Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Take a break from Chennai with a short trip to The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology in Mahabalipuram, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chennai online road trip planner.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington in October: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 91°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

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Hyderabad

— 4 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golconda Fort and Birla Mandir. Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and stop by Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hyderabad tour builder.

You can fly from Chennai to Hyderabad in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 70°F in Hyderabad. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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