15 days in Chennai, Mumbai & Dubai Itinerary

15 days in Chennai, Mumbai & Dubai Itinerary

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Chennai, India
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Mumbai, India
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Chennai, India — 3 nights

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kids will enjoy DakshinaChitra Museum and Jagannath Temple, Kanathur. Get some cultural insight at Fort St. George and Kalikambal Temple. Change things up with a short trip to The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology in Mahabalipuram (about 1h 25 min away). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chennai road trip site.

Dublin, Ireland to Chennai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. In April, Chennai is much hotter than Dublin - with highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mumbai.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
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Mumbai, India — 4 nights

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gateway of India and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. Get some cultural insight at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Marine Drive, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, stroll through Chowpatty Beach, and get in on the family fun at Red Carpet Wax Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dubai.
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Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 7 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Bring the kids along to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Get some cultural insight at Al Ain Oasis and Heritage Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall & Qasr Al Hosn) and Al Ain (Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum & Al Jahili Fort). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubai road trip planning site.

Getting from Mumbai to Dubai by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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