23 days in Los Angeles, New York City & Austin Itinerary

23 days in Los Angeles, New York City & Austin Itinerary

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23 days in Los Angeles, New York City & Austin Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) 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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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

8
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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City itinerary builder .

Fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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

6
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: San Antonio (The Alamo, The San Antonio River Walk, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Austin tour app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Austin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Austin is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Austin hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

San Antonio
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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