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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elliot's Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Trimurti Cave and Marina Beach. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple, kick back and relax at Breezy Beach, stroll around Chetpet EcoPark, and admire the striking features of Rockfort Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Chennai reach 99°F and lows reach 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can 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 out of the city life by going to Cairn Hill and Velliangiri Mountains. Step off the beaten path and head to Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Siruvani Falls and Dam. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbatore: Mannarkkad (Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu & Attappadi Hills), Palakkad (Kannimara Teak, Varikkasseri Mana, &more) and Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Avalanche Lake & CSI St Thomas Church). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mundhi Vinayagur Temple, take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, and do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore itinerary planner.

Getting from Chennai to Coimbatore by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in July, expect Coimbatore to be little chillier, temps between 89°F and 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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