31 days in Chennai, Tiruchirappalli & Madurai Itinerary

31 days in Chennai, Tiruchirappalli & Madurai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu route planner
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Chennai
— 9 nights
Fly
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Tiruchirappalli
— 12 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 9 nights
Fly

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Chennai — 9 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, &more) and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (in Tirupati). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and admire the striking features of San Thome Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chennai. July in Chennai sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Tiruchirappalli.
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Tiruchirappalli — 12 nights

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Explore Tiruchirappalli's surroundings by going to Pudukkottai (Brahadambal Temple, Sittannavasal, &more), Kolli Hills (Arpaleeshwar Temple & Agaya Gangai Waterfalls) and Thanjavur (Sukkiran Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rock Fort Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Mariamman Temple, make a trip to Sri Ayyappan Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli trip builder app.

Fly from Chennai to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madurai.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Dindigul (Anjaneyar Temple & Dindigul Fort), Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani) and Sathuragiri Shiva Temple (in Srivilliputhur). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. While traveling from Tiruchirappalli, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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