5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu tour itinerary maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Madurai
1
Madurai
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Madurai

1
day
Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai driving holiday website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Madurai. September in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahmapureeswarar Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli trip builder app .

You can drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Madurai in September, expect nights in Tiruchirappalli to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple ©
Brahmapureeswarar Temple

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Malai Temple, explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, then make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thanjavur online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram journey planner.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari travel planner .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

Similar Plans

8 days in Rameswaram, Kodaikanal & Madurai BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Rameswaram BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Kanyakumari BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Rameswaram BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Solapur BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Madurai & Kochi (Cochin) BY A USER FROM INDIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans