20 days in Chennai, Bengaluru & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

20 days in Chennai, Bengaluru & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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20 days in Chennai, Bengaluru & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h
1
Chennai
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bengaluru
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Visiting Marina Beach and The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Shore Temple and Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Raya Gopura, & more), DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Kanchipuram (Mount Carmel Church, Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, examine the collection at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple, and stop by Pure Pearls.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai online itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Chennai is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Chennai, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Chennai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum, Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

5
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Get a sense of the local culture at ISKCON Temple Bangalore and M Visweswaraya Museum. Appreciate the collections at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, browse the different shops at Orion Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, and contemplate the long history of Bangalore Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip app .

Fly from Chennai to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in January, with highs in Bengaluru at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

M Visweswaraya Museum
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

8
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Get outdoors at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): International Coir Museum (in Alappuzha), Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (in Kodungallur) and Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, explore the galleries of Kerala Museum, view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation site .

Fly from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in January, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mararikulam, International Coir Museum, Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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