35 days in Chicago & India Itinerary

35 days in Chicago & India Itinerary

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35 days in Chicago & India Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chicago, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
2
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agra, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Mumbai, India
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  2​h 45​min
7
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

5
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and admire the landmark architecture of 360 CHICAGO.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago route maker app .

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°F and lows are around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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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

4
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, make a trip to India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham, and get to know the fascinating history of Lodi Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Delhi takes 18 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect New Delhi to be warmer, temps between 76°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

5
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Agra day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

5
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, get some fabulous bargains at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts, look for gifts at Akee International, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

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Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eklingji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then look for gifts at Gothwal Art, then stop by Little Armani, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur.

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You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Udaipur

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

4
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for museums, historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Gateway of India, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take a stroll through Chowpatty Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai (Bombay) trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai (Bombay) in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Food Tours

5
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Kottayam (St Mary's Knanaya Church & Kumaranalloor). Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary app .

Getting from Mumbai (Bombay) to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in February, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kottayam, Vembanad Lake, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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