54 days in India, Spain & Chicago Itinerary

54 days in India, Spain & Chicago Itinerary

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54 days in India, Spain & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
New Delhi, India
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Chennai, India
— 11 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 11 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 12 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Chicago, United States
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis, United States


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9
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.
Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar, about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi journey planning website .

Minneapolis, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Minneapolis to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, things will get much warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 74°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Food Tours
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

11
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Krishna Mandapam, Varaha Cave Temple, & more), Tiruvallur (Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple & Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple) and Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam (in Kanchipuram). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, stop by Cane and Bamboo, have some family-friendly fun at Ethnic Experiences, and don't miss a visit to Adi Kesava Perumal Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Chennai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Chennai to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Tiruvallur, Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple, Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 8:
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

11
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Change things up with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Barcelona takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Barcelona. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in January, with highs in Barcelona at 58°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

PortAventura
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 20:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

12
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, & more) and Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid tour planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 51°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
Find places to stay Jan 20 — Feb 1:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

8
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Millennium Park, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and get your game on at Team vs Time.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chicago online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Chicago takes 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Madrid to Chicago. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in February; daily highs in Chicago reach 36°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Chicago Botanic Garden
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Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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