18 days in United States & Asia Itinerary

18 days in United States & Asia Itinerary

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18 days in United States & Asia Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  17​h
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  11​h
4
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

6
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Montana Avenue. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), State Street Underpass (in Santa Barbara) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in June, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, State Street Underpass, Disneyland Park
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Creative Life Store KEY. Take a break from the city and head to Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, make a trip to Insadong, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul driving holiday planning app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Los Angeles to Seoul in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seoul, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Visiting Patong Beach and Karon Beach will get you outdoors. The Phuket Gallery and Big Buddha Phuket are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Jungceylon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Patong road trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Seoul to Patong in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get outdoors at Pantai Sanur and Kuta Beach - Bali. Tanah Lot Temple and Wayan's Shop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Seminyak (Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store & Nacivet Art Gallery) and Paradise Pictures (in Canggu). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at CushCush Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubud online attractions planner .

Getting from Patong to Ubud by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Ubud. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Denpasar, Tanah Lot Temple, Kuta Beach - Bali
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

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