30 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

30 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palani Murugan Temple and Koodal Azhagar Temple. Kids will enjoy Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil and Sathuragiri Shiva Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Badrakali Amman Temple (in Ramanathapuram), Kalaiyar Kovil Temple (in Sivaganga) and Dindigul (Athoor Village, Kamarajar Lake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Chella Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Idaikattur Church, and buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip builder website.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect nights in Madurai to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Get some cultural insight at Gedee Car Museum and Eachanari Vinayagar Temple. Kids will enjoy Government Botanical Garden and Pykara Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbatore: John Sullivan Memorial (in Kotagiri), Pollachi Town (Arivu Thirukovil & Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple) and Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Mukurti Peak, Avalanche Lake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Velliangiri Andavar Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, and appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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