20 days in Chicago & India Itinerary

20 days in Chicago & India Itinerary

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Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 1 night
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Manali, India
— 4 nights
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Leh, India
— 3 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 1 night
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Agra, India
— 2 nights
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Chicago, United States

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip planner.

Orlando to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

New Delhi, India

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Red Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, then don't miss a visit to India Gate, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip builder.

You can fly from Chicago to New Delhi in 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 11.5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in New Delhi at 104°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Manali, India

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Leh, India

— 3 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

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You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Jaipur, India

— 1 night

Pink City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Leh to Jaipur by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 106°F in May, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Agra, India

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Agra online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Agra, expect temperatures between 106°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Mumbai, India

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowpatty Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai online journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Mumbai in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Agra in May, you will find days in Mumbai are little chillier (93°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Tours
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India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.