Chennai trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Detroit of South Asia
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India. Scenic stretches of sand line the city coast, not safe for swimming but great for relaxing walks, while landmark buildings, parks, temples, and nature reserves provide plenty of opportunities for sightseeing in Chennai. Although not a party destination, the sprawling metropolis offers visitors a wide assortment of restaurants, malls, art galleries, and charming handicraft shops. Chennai is in Chennai District. When using our India trip itinerary planner , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Chennai
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Chennai tours
Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $24
Duration: 3 hours
Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $21
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
View all >
Side trips from Chennai
View all >©©
Hidden gems in Chennai
View all >
Places to visit with Chennai
Recently planned trips to Chennai
3 days in Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Velankanni BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Chennai, Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM ISRAEL January, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Chennai BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Chennai BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Leh & Chennai BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium