6 days in London, Chennai & Colombo Itinerary

6 days in London, Chennai & Colombo Itinerary

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6 days in London, Chennai & Colombo Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
Chennai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 1st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Old & New Photography, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then examine the collection at The British Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London travel planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in London

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
night
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a stroll through Fort St. George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: work some fitness into your day at Chetpet EcoPark, explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, and then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip builder site .

You can fly from London to Chennai in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Chennai. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Mahishasuramardini Cave ©
Mahishasuramardini Cave
Chetpet EcoPark ©
Chetpet EcoPark
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

2
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then walk around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colombo online day trip planner .

You can fly from Chennai to Colombo in 5 hours. In January in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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