50 days in Chennai (Madras), New Delhi & Chicago Itinerary

50 days in Chennai (Madras), New Delhi & Chicago Itinerary

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Chicago, United States
Fly:
32​h
Chennai (Madras), India
— 17 nights
Fly:
4​h 15​min
New Delhi, India
— 16 nights
Fly:
29​h
Chicago, United States
— 15 nights
Chicago, United States

17
days
Chennai (Madras), India

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Descent Of The Ganges, Arjuna's Penance, & more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at VGP Universal Kingdom. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Madras Crocodile Bank, browse the collection at The Anna Centenary Library, contemplate the long history of Vivekananda House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Phoenix Marketcity.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) vacation planner.

Chicago, USA to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Chicago to Chennai (Madras). Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Chennai (Madras) at 96°F and lows at 79°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Arjuna's Penance
Sea Shore Temple
Madras Crocodile Bank

15
days
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Get out of town with these interesting New Delhi side-trips: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sheetla Mata Mandir, Mora Taara, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai (Madras) to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in April, plan for little chillier nights in New Delhi, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Delhi

Sightseeing Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), St. James' Church
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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

15
days
Chicago, United States

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Phillips Park Zoo (in Aurora), Lake Katherine Nature Center (in Palos Heights) and First Division Museum at Cantigny (in Wheaton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Delhi to Chicago. Traveling from New Delhi to Chicago, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Sightseeing Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, First Division Museum at Cantigny, Willow Crest Golf Club, Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park, Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
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Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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