20 days in Chennai & Coimbatore Itinerary

20 days in Chennai & Coimbatore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu travel planner
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Chennai
— 8 nights
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Coimbatore
— 11 nights
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Chennai — 8 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.
Get outdoors at Marina Beach and Mahishasuramardini Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Pancha Rathas, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, &more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chennai trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chennai. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Coimbatore — 11 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Escape the urban bustle at Pykara Lake and Emerald Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbatore: Longwood Shola (in Kotagiri), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Mukurti Peak, Pykara Falls, &more) and Pillur Dam (in Mettupalayam). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Attappadi Hills, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coimbatore, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Coimbatore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect Coimbatore to be little chillier, temps between 40°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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