15 days in Chennai & Dubai Itinerary

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Chennai, India — 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shore Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at DakshinaChitra Museum and Kolavizhi Amman Temple. Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple (in Tirunelveli) and The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (in Mahabalipuram). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at VGP Snow Kingdom.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chennai sightseeing planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Chennai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Chennai is 5.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in May; daily highs in Chennai reach 43°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Dubai.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 10 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and OliOli. Attractions like Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Qasr Al Hosn, Heritage Village, &more), Sharjah (Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah Museums, &more) and Al Ain (Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, Al Ain Oasis, &more). There's lots more to do: cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dubai tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Chennai to Dubai in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In May in Dubai, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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