30 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu route planner
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Madurai
— 9 nights
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Coimbatore
— 20 nights
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Madurai — 9 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palani Murugan Temple and Koodal Azhagar Temple. Attractions like Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil and Kamarajar Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Athoor Village (in Dindigul), Kalaiyar Kovil Temple (in Sivaganga) and Badrakali Amman Temple (in Ramanathapuram). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Chella Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, steep yourself in history at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai journey planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in May, you will find days in Madurai are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 20 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Attractions like Government Botanical Garden and Gedee Car Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Velliangiri Andavar Temple and Lord Ganesha Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbatore: Bannari Amman Temple (in Bannari), John Sullivan Memorial (in Kotagiri) and Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga and pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore road trip planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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