14 days in California Desert, Texas & New Jersey Itinerary

14 days in California Desert, Texas & New Jersey Itinerary

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14 days in California Desert, Texas & New Jersey Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Death Valley Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Lone Pine
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Austin
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + foot + bus:  11​h
Cape May
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
London

2
days
Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley Junction travel planner.

London, UK to Death Valley Junction is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from London to Death Valley Junction, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley Junction, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Nature Parks Sightseeing
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Ubehebe Crater
Golden Canyon
Harmony Borax Works

1
day
Lone Pine

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 27th (Tue), examine the collection at Lone Pine Film History Museums, then explore the stunning scenery at Lone Pine Creek, and then take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lone Pine trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Death Valley Junction to Lone Pine takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Death Valley Junction in March since evenings lows in Lone Pine dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Nature Parks Museums
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Lone Pine Film History Museums

1
day
Dallas

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lone Pine to Dallas. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lone Pine to Dallas. Traveling from Lone Pine in March, Dallas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Sightseeing
Highlights from your plan

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.
On the 30th (Fri), appreciate the history behind The Alamo, then don't miss a visit to Alamo Plaza, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepción, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in March, expect nights in San Antonio to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Sightseeing Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo
Mission San Jose

2
days
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip generator.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Sightseeing Trails
Highlights from your plan
State Capitol

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days
Cape May

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cape May County Park & Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, learn about winemaking at Cape May Winery, then examine the collection at Cape May Fire Station, and finally steep yourself in history at Cape May Carriage LLC. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Cape May Olive Oil Co, get engrossed in the history at Emlen Physick Estate, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, then get great views at World War II Lookout Tower, then learn about winemaking at Willow Creek Winery and Farm, and finally do a tasting at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape May trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Austin to Cape May by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Cape May is 1 hour. While traveling from Austin, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Cape May, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cape May County Park & Zoo, Sunset Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach
Willow Creek Winery and Farm

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