18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Big Bear Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Joshua Tree
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Coachella
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Seattle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tractor Tavern as well as Pike Brewing Company. On the 5th (Sun), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get a taste of local nightlife at Pike Brewing Company, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Tractor Tavern. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle route planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect Seattle to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Nightlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You've now added Steven Smith Teamaker to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Powell's City of Books, look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've now added Six Flags Magic Mountain to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Portland - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Camarillo Premium Outlets. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Malibu Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, and then get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Malibu tour planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Malibu to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Big Bear Lake.

Things to do in Malibu

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

1
night
Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Boulder Bay Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Big Bear Lake vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Big Bear Lake takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Malibu in April: highs in Big Bear Lake hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boulder Bay Park ©
Boulder Bay Park

few
hours
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree ©
Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture, look for gifts at Coyote Corner, and then examine the collection at World Famous Crochet Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Big Bear Lake to Joshua Tree takes 1.5 hours. In April, Joshua Tree is much hotter than Big Bear Lake - with highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Coachella.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
World Famous Crochet Museum ©
World Famous Crochet Museum
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum ©
Coyote Corner ©
Coyote Corner

3
nights
Coachella

Coachella
Coachella is a city in Riverside County, California; it is the easternmost city in the region collectively known as the Coachella Valley (or the Palm Springs area). Coachella has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coachella route builder site .

You can drive from Joshua Tree to Coachella in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Joshua Tree in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coachella: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Coachella

Events

Side Trip

Indio

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