15 days in Chennai & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

15 days in Chennai & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
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Chennai

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Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Attractions like Shore Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, Tiger Cave, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Chennai hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Kochi (Cochin)

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Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Bring the kids along to Alappuzha Beach and Cherai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha (Revi Karunakaran Museum, International Coir Museum, &more) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Spend the 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner.

Getting from Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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