7 days in Chennai & Madurai Itinerary

7 days in Chennai & Madurai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip itinerary planner
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Chennai
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Chennai — 3 nights

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at T Nagar, Ranganathan Street and Saravana Stores. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like DakshinaChitra Museum and Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Marina Beach, kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, wander the streets of Pondy Bazaar, and look for gifts at Pure Pearls.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip planner.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Chennai, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Chennai to be much hotter, temps between 99°F and 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Madurai.
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Madurai — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by Kishkintha Garments, then browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall, and then get a dose of the wild on Chella Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in May, plan for little chillier days in Madurai, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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