* Chennai to Chidambaram u have two routes one is thru ECR (via Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry) and the other one is thru Tindivanam & Pondicherry, then Kadalur. U choose either of them. ECR will be fastest & the condn of the roads are good.
* From Chidambaram to Kumbakonam - via Seerkazhi & Mayiladuthurai - it wil take u around 2.30 hrs journey. U will have troubles in the road conditions for few km (but not worst)
* From Kumbakonam to Thanjavur - it is an less than an hour journey via swamimalai, papanasam, ayyampettai.
* Tanjore to trichy 1 hrs + (60 km) via vallam, Thuvakudi, Thiruverumbur.
* Trichy to Chennai via Villupuram. (6 hrs journey)