13 days in Chennai, Colombo & Mumbai Itinerary

13 days in Chennai, Colombo & Mumbai Itinerary

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13 days in Chennai, Colombo & Mumbai Itinerary

Start: Goa, India
flight:  4​h
1
Chennai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Mumbai, India
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: Tehran, Iran

2
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai attractions planner .

Goa to Chennai is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Goa in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chennai, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 27°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colombo.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Historic Sites
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Mylapore ©
Mylapore

5
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Lavinia Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Negombo Beach and Kalutara Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Kalutara (Richmond Castle & Kalutara Bodhiya) and Negombo (LUV SL Negombo & St. Mary's Church). Pamper yourself for a day on the 1st (Mon) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chennai to Colombo by flight takes about 5 hours. In March in Colombo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Negombo, Kalutara
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Kalutara Beach ©
Kalutara Beach
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

4
nights
Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Colaba. Escape the urban bustle at Marine Drive and Bhandup Pumping Station. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, wander the streets of Dharavi, kick back and relax at Juhu Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai vacation planner.

You can fly from Colombo to Mumbai in 6.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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