26 days in Chennai & New Delhi Itinerary

26 days in Chennai & New Delhi Itinerary

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26 days in Chennai & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Chennai
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
New Delhi
— 11 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  19​h
End: Washington DC

13
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Kanchipuram (Mount Carmel Church, Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, & more), Adi Kesava Perumal Temple (in Sriperumbudur) and Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Sea Shore Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip itinerary maker website .

Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chennai is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Chennai reach 97°F and lows reach 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, Rockfort Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

11
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Aravalli Bio Diversity Park, DLF Cyber Hub, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel route planner.

You can fly from Chennai to New Delhi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Gurugram (Gurgaon)
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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