15 days in Chennai & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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Chennai — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Marina Beach and Shore Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Pancha Rathas, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramakrishna Math, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elliot's Beach, and browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chennai online trip 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 93°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 6 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cherai Beach and Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Alappuzha (Jain Temple, Alleppey, Kathakali, &more) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and get a new perspective on things with Keralayathra Tours and Travels.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker.

Fly from Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Chennai in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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