17 days in Chennai, Kochi (Cochin) & Mumbai Itinerary

17 days in Chennai, Kochi (Cochin) & 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Get in touch with nature at Covelong Beach and Breezy Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalikambal Temple, take a stroll through Mylapore, shop like a local with Phoenix Marketcity, and watch a film at The Forum Vijaya Mall.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chennai travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Chennai due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Chennai at 97°F and lows at 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, head off the coast to Vypeen Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, then step off the mainland to explore Bolgatty Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, Kochi (Cochin) is little chillier than Chennai - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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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 Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Bhaja Caves and Upvan Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mumbai: Navi Mumbai (Pandavkada Falls, Nerul Balaji Temple, &more) and Magic Mountain (in Lonavala). The adventure continues: make a trip to Worli Sea Face, buy something for everyone on your list at Infiniti Mall, hike along Shilonda Trail, and see the interesting displays at Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mumbai visit planning app.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In July in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 77°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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