22 days in Los Angeles, New York City & Texas Itinerary

22 days in Los Angeles, New York City & Texas Itinerary

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22 days in Los Angeles, New York City & Texas Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
New York City

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: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, and steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Austin tour website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Austin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Austin at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

5
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio online visit planner .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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