10 days in Texas & California Itinerary

10 days in Texas & California Itinerary

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10 days in Texas & California Itinerary

Lafayette
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Lafayette

1
day
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Driskill Bar and then admire the landmark architecture of State Capitol.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Austin itinerary planner.

Lafayette to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol
The Driskill Bar

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then trek along The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio vacation planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo
Mission San Jose

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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