5 days in Sri Lanka & Chennai Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka & Chennai Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + taxi:  27​h
1
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Chennai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kandy vacation planner .

Chicago, USA to Kandy is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Kandy is 11 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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.
On the 27th (Wed), deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalikambal Temple.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Chennai in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Krishna's Butter Ball
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San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Walking tours
Kalikambal Temple ©
Kalikambal Temple

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