10 days in Thailand, United States & Cologne Itinerary

10 days in Thailand, United States & Cologne Itinerary

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10 days in Thailand, United States & Cologne Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 day
Fly:  18​h 45​min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Nairobi, Kenya


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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planner .

Nairobi, Kenya to Bangkok is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Nairobi to Bangkok, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Bangkok is somewhat warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Bangkok to San Francisco by flight takes about 19 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 15 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
New York City, United States

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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
KolnTriangle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cologne road trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Cologne in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Cologne. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aachen, Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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