57 days in Columbus & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

57 days in Columbus & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

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Columbus, United States
Columbus, United States
— 27 nights
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31​h
Chennai (Madras), India
— 28 nights
Fly:
31​h
Columbus, United States

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Columbus, United States

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Miller's Dry Goods (in Charm), Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield), Bryn Du Mansion (in Granville), Kings Island (in Mason), The Wilds (in Cumberland), Yellow Springs (John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, & more), Tanger Outlet Jeffersonville (in Jeffersonville), EnterTRAINment Junction (in West Chester), Miami University College Campus (in Oxford), Longaberger Golf Club (in Nashport), Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon), Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (in Lexington), Powell (Columbus Zoo & Zoombezi Bay), The Farm at Walnut Creek (in Sugarcreek), Newark (Great Circle & Dawes Arboretum), Johnston Farm & Indian Agency (in Piqua), Ohio Bird Sanctuary (in Mansfield), Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford), Warther Museum (in Dover), Logan (Rockhouse & Hocking Hills State Park), Dayton (SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Carillon Historical Park, & more), Marion (Harding Memorial & Harding Home Presidential Site) and Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Easton Town Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highbanks Metro Park, admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Huntington Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Columbus trip builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Port Columbus International Airport, Rickenbacker International Airport and James M Cox Dayton International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Columbus are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

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Dayton, Yellow Springs, Rockbridge, Marion, Logan
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Columbus Zoo
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Chennai (Madras), India

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 (Madras) side-trips: Muttukadu (DakshinaChitra Museum & MGM Dizzee World) and Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Wide Beach, & more). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at VGP Universal Kingdom. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, wander the streets of Mylapore, look for all kinds of wild species at Madras Crocodile Bank, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai (Madras) sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Columbus to Chennai (Madras). The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in June; daily highs in Chennai (Madras) reach 100°F and lows reach 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

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Mahabalipuram, Muttukadu
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Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas
Marina Beach

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