10 days in Chennai & Mumbai Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Mumbai 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shore Temple and San Thome Church. Attractions like Marina Beach and Mahishasuramardini Cave make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more) and Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa (in Kanchipuram). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, wander the streets of Fort St. George, and steep yourself in history at Vivekananda House.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Chennai. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in April, with highs in Chennai at 97°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Mumbai

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Shree Siddhivinayak. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marine Drive and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Chennai to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 92°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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