15 days in Texas & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in Texas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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15 days in Texas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum and then stop by Wild About Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, then take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, and finally wander the streets of 6th Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary maker website .

Philadelphia to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Austin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
National Museum of the Pacific War and Fall Creek Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Hye and see Calais Winery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Wildseed Farms, and examine the collection at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Austin in May since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hye, Fall Creek Vineyards, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

Plan a San Antonio trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
McNay Art Museum ©
McNay Art Museum

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and wander the streets of Little Ethiopia.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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