10 days in Chennai & Kochi (Cochin) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mylapore and Pondy Bazaar. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Breezy Beach, contemplate the long history of Vivekananda House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach.

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Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Chennai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Chennai to be much hotter, temps between 99°F and 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Shiva Temple Ernakulam and Cherai Ayurvedic Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha (Alappuzha Beach & Kathakali) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cherai Beach, walk around Subhash Park, make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch, and pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Chennai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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