20 days in Thailand, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

20 days in Thailand, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand, Los Angeles & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Monterrey, Mexico
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly + train:  20​h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Chiang Rai, Thailand
— 2 nights
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
5
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + ferry:  5​h
6
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  2​h 30​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
train + Fly:  19​h
8
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
San Diego, United States
— Few hours
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Monterrey, Mexico

1
night
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip site .

Monterrey, Mexico to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Monterrey to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bangkok.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Los Angeles to Bangkok takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Bangkok to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Chiang Rai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

2
nights
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai ©
Enjoy a cultural and relaxing vacation in Chiang Rai, the capital city of an eponymous province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Santikhiri Temple, examine the collection at Hall of Opium Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Jed Yod. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong, see the interesting displays at Oub Kham Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Doi Tung, then explore the world behind art at Baan Dam Museum, and finally browse the different shops at CentralPlaza Chiangrai.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Rai trip maker tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Rai by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Doi Tung, Wat Santikhiri Temple, Wat Thaton, House of Opium
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Wat Rong Khun ©
Wat Rong Khun
Baan Dam Museum ©
Baan Dam Museum

2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Lok Molee. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pha Lat.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip planner.

Drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

3
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Naka Market and Oscar Fashion. Get in touch with nature at Andys Scuba Diving Phuket and Patong Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Phuket Town: Karon View Point (in Karon), Rawai Beach (in Rawai) and Niphon's Rich Collection (in Kata Beach). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamala Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuket Big Buddha, and browse the different shops at CentralFestival Phuket.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Phuket Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Karon, Rawai, Kamala Beach, Surin Beach
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Phuket Trickeye Museum ©
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket ©
Andys Scuba Diving Phuket
Gibbon Rehabilitation Project ©
Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
We've included these beaches for you: Koh Lao Lading and Railay Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and St Agnes Catholic Church. Change things up with a short trip to Wat Khlong Thom Museum in Khlong Thom (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: stop by de' MARCO Fashions, get great views at Railay Beach Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Phra Nang, and stroll through Khlong Muang Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town attractions website .

Getting from Phuket Town to Krabi Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. September in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wat Khlong Thom Museum
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point

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night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Krabi Town to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Bangkok

Neighborhoods
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Sukhumvit ©
Sukhumvit

3
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Crystal Cove. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals (in Dana Point), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Enjoy Los Angeles some more: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday maker tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bangkok to Los Angeles in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Los Angeles, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll set off for San Diego on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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hours
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes USS Midway Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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