13 days in Los Angeles, Phuket & Shanghai Itinerary

13 days in Los Angeles, Phuket & Shanghai Itinerary

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13 days in Los Angeles, Phuket & Shanghai Itinerary

New York City, United States
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  27​h
New York City, United States

5
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center Publications, explore the world behind art at California African American Museum, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park
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Universal Studios Hollywood
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Getty Center The Publications

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Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Bangla Road, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Patong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Karon Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart.

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Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Patong with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Patong is 15 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Patong when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Jin Mao Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shanghai online itinerary creator.

Getting from Patong to Shanghai by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Patong to Shanghai, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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The Bund (Wai Tan)
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Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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