12 days in Chennai & Coimbatore 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 in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Breezy Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Vadapalani Murugan Temple and Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elliot's Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Phoenix Marketcity, make a trip to Ayappan Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai day trip tool.

Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chennai is 10.5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Chennai: highs are around 97°F and lows about 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Ramar Temple. Get outdoors at Velliangiri Mountains and Siruvani Falls and Dam. Get out of town with these interesting Coimbatore side-trips: Palakkad (Kannimara Teak, Varikkasseri Mana, &more), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Cairn Hill, Honey & Bee Museum, &more) and Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu (in Mannarkkad). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masaniamman Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coimbatore trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in July; daily highs in Coimbatore reach 89°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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