5 days in Chicago, Columbia & New York City Itinerary

5 days in Chicago, Columbia & New York City Itinerary

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5 days in Chicago, Columbia & New York City Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Columbia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago route planning website .

Mumbai, India to Chicago is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Chicago when traveling from Mumbai in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Chicago

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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

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Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Lion Landing, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Columbia online journey planner .

Getting from Chicago to Columbia by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Columbia hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Columbia

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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 15th (Thu), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planner.

You can fly from Columbia to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Columbia in August, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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