8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu journey planner
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Make it your trip
Drive
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Chennai
— 1 night
Fly
2
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Salem
— 3 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 1 night
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Chennai — 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chennai online trip builder.

Salem to Chennai is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, then stop by Green Shop, Ooty, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple, then see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Garden and Dam, and then see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Dam.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coimbatore trip planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, Coimbatore is slightly colder than Chennai - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salem.
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Salem — 3 nights

Salem is a city in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Salem is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramar Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salem trip builder website.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Salem in 3.5 hours. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Madurai.
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Madurai — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madurai road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salem to Madurai takes 4 hours. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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