15 days in Chennai, Mumbai & Dubai Itinerary

15 days in Chennai, Mumbai & Dubai Itinerary

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Chennai, India

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shore Temple and DakshinaChitra Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pancha Rathas and VGP Snow Kingdom. Go for a jaunt from Chennai to Mahabalipuram to see The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai vacation planner.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. Traveling from Washington in December, things will get warmer in Chennai: highs are around 85°F and lows about 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mumbai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Mumbai, India

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Bring the kids along to Gateway of India and Chowpatty Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Marine Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mumbai, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Dubai.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 7 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Al Jahili Fort. Kids will enjoy Royal Vision Tourism and Burj Khalifa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubai: Al Ain (Al Ain Oasis & Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum) and Abu Dhabi (Qasr Al Hosn, Heritage Village, &more). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sharjah Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Dubai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: highs in Dubai hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

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