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.
Shore Temple and Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram & The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom, and kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai online attractions planner.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Chennai, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Chennai is much hotter than Washington - with highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golconda Fort and Birla Mandir. Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Calvary Temple, look for gifts at Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems, and pause for some photo ops at Charminar.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hyderabad trip planner.

Getting from Chennai to Hyderabad by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hyderabad, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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