15 days in Chennai & Mumbai Itinerary

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Chennai — 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Elliot's Beach and Palavakkam Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parthasarathy Temple and Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Kanchipuram (Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple & Kamakshi Amman Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple, gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, don't miss a visit to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, and visit Mylapore.

Before you visit Chennai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Chennai. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Chennai to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mumbai.
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Mumbai — 8 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kharghar Hills and Bhaja Caves. Get in touch with nature at Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Upvan Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Mumbai: Matheran (Charlotte Lake & Louisa Point), Navi Mumbai (Shree Shaneeshwara Temple, Pandavkada Falls, &more) and Bhivpuri Waterfall (in Karjat Town). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Worli Sea Face, buy something for everyone on your list at Infiniti Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and cruise along Marine Drive.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mumbai road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in August, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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