13 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 Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple and Elliot's Beach. Get in touch with nature at Chetpet EcoPark and Marina Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Covelong Beach (in Covelong) and Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology & Pancha Pandava Cave). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at The Anna Centenary Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Breezy Beach, wander the streets of Mylapore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalikambal Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chennai travel route planner.

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 May, expect Chennai to be much warmer, temps between 99°F and 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 5 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Velliangiri Mountains and Velliangiri Andavar Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Cairn Hill and Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbatore: Palakkad (Siruvani Reservoir, Varikkasseri Mana, &more) and Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Tea Museum & Avalanche Lake). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Siruvani Falls and Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Coimbatore, and do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coimbatore route tool.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in June: high temperatures in Coimbatore hover around 90°F and lows are around 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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