26 days in Edinburgh & Chennai Itinerary

26 days in Edinburgh & Chennai Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Chennai, India
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 12 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh route planning website.

Chennai, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Edinburgh. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in June; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Chennai, India

— 12 nights

Detroit of South Asia

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), Dutch Cemetery (in Pulicat) and Mahabalipuram (Descent Of The Ganges, Varaha Cave Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, wander the streets of Fort St. George, browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, and visit Mylapore.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chennai driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Chennai takes 16 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in June; daily highs in Chennai reach 43°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips