24 days in United States & Medan Itinerary

24 days in United States & Medan Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
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Medan, Indonesia
— 1 night

6
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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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Rockefeller Center. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll around Bryant Park, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder app.

Medan, Indonesia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 12 hours. In December, New York City is colder than Medan - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Radiator Springs Racers, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are much warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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South Lake Tahoe, United States

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak, fly down the slopes at Adventure Mountain, and then have some family-friendly fun at Magic Carpet Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country, then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then gear up at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe attractions planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 8°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tahoe Cross Country, Emerald Bay State Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Union Square, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday builder.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Medan.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Walking tours
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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night
Medan, Indonesia

Medan ©
The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): browse the different shops at Grand Palladium Mall and then enjoy the sand and surf at Berhala Island. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Vihara Maitreya, and then see the interesting displays at Upside Down World.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Medan day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Medan takes 22.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Medan is 15 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: high temperatures in Medan hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medan

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
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Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri ©
Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri
Upside Down World ©
Upside Down World
Maha Vihara Maitreya ©
Maha Vihara Maitreya

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