9 days in Chennai & Goa Itinerary

9 days in Chennai & Goa Itinerary

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9 days in Chennai & Goa Itinerary

Start: Madurai
1
Chennai
— 3 nights
2
Goa
— 5 nights
End: Madurai

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Marina Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sri Ramakrishna Math, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai trip maker .

Madurai to Chennai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

5
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goa online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Goa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

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