15 days in Chicago & Chennai District Itinerary

15 days in Chicago & Chennai District Itinerary

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15 days in Chicago & Chennai District Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis, United States
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chicago, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
2
Chennai, India
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Saint Louis, United States

6
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago to go to Janesville and see Rotary Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and stroll around Millennium Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago road trip planning site .

Saint Louis to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in January; daily highs in Chicago reach 32°F and lows reach 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Horseshoe Hammond, Rotary Botanical Gardens
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

6
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Step out of Chennai with an excursion to DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, get your game on at Ethnic Experiences, and stop by Cane and Bamboo.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Chennai takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

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