24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Chiang Mai
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Elizabethtown
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Chiang Mai

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, explore and take pictures at STAPLES Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chiang Mai in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
days
Seattle

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and finally explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market
Space Needle

3
days
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, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago online itinerary creator.

Getting from Seattle to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Chicago. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Chicago at 4°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Elizabethtown.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo

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hours
Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown is a home rule-class city in Hardin County, Kentucky, in the United States. For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Elizabethtown vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Elizabethtown. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Elizabethtown, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Elizabethtown

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

5
days
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand central terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Elizabethtown to New York City with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Elizabethtown in December, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park
Empire State Building

1
day
Albany

Albany is the capital of the U.S. On the 22nd (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Erastus Corning II Tower and then contemplate the long history of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from New York City to Albany in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Albany at 2°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Erastus Corning II Tower

2
days
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 23rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at The White House. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Albany to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Albany in December, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
The White House

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In December, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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