Chennai Itinerary 5 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 5 days in Chennai with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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5 Days in Chennai - Perfect Vacation Guide

With its undying aura of serenity, the effortless fusion of old and new-world charm, the picturesque locales, the riot of colorful neighborhoods and the energetic crowds - Chennai is one mesmerizing destination. Choosing the must visit places in Chennai when you are running short on time can be quite a tough task!

Are 5 days enough for Chennai tour?

Wondering about what to see in 5 days in Chennai ? It can be a confusing task to decide where to go in Chennai. But, 5 days are perfect to cover each corner of Chennai. You can visit popular places in Chennai, get walking tour and have local food during your vacation.

How much money for 5 days in Chennai?

The budget cost of 5 days in Chennai is USD 120. You can further save on your stays by opting for hostels and homestay. Also try to travel by public transportation whenever possible.

What to pack for Chennai 5 days vacation?

  • Carry extra battery of camera. If you are a shutterbug, carry extra memory card; those 5 days in Chennai are going to be full of moments that you would want to click!
  • Keep a journal to record your favorite moments and scribble notes!
  • Since you will be having a heavy luggage to fit your belongings for 5 days, carry a small backpack that you can use while you go sightseeing!

What to see in Chennai in 5 days?

Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Madras Crocodile Bank, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple must be a part of your Chennai itinerary in 5 days! Also, you cannot afford to miss Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam, Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple, San Thome Church. Since 5 days is a comfortable time to explore the best of Chennai, you can add Vadapalani Murugan Temple and Mylapore to your itinerary. If you are too tired running between different spots, you can take a day off from the sightseeing and relax in your room or at a nice cafe.

Chennai travel tips for first-timers

  • Book a food tour, nothing expresses the essence of Chennai like its food!
  • Take a weekend getaway, explore the nearby cities of Chennai.
  • List down the free days of the museums and try to visit them on those days to save on ticket fee.

Getting around Chennai in 5 days

You are going to be in the city for a considerable amount of time and hence it is recommended to get hang of the local transit system that will make getting around cheaper. Alternatively, you can hire a car or a bike and explore Chennai on your own, at your own pace.

Best places to eat, drink, and shop in Chennai

Eat, drink, shop repeat! You can enjoy an excellent retail therapy when in Chennai. On your 5-day trip, make sure you try out the best local delicacies as well as shop for some souvenirs to take back home.

Where to stay in Chennai for 5D4N vacation?

For a 5 day 4 nights vacation in Chennai, you can choose a vacation rental or a hotel that is conveniently located. You can score a good deal on BnB, since the stay is for a longer duration.

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