17 days in California, Texas & Disney Itinerary

17 days in California, Texas & Disney Itinerary

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17 days in California, Texas & Disney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Disney
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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2
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner.

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 9th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Southtown, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally trek along The San Antonio River Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio tour site .

You can fly from San Diego to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Antonio, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally look for gifts at Waterloo Records.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin vacation maker site .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Austin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Disney.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

3
nights
Disney

Disney ©
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Foyil (Totem Pole Park & World's Largest Totem Pole), Bowling Ball Yard Art (in Nowata) and Will Rogers Dog Iron Ranch and Birthplace Home (in Oologah). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Afton Station Packard Museum, examine the collection at Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum, try to win big at River Bend Casino, and immerse yourself in nature at Natural Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Disney trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Austin to Disney. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in January: high temperatures in Disney hover around 10°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Disney

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Afton, Foyil, Natural Falls State Park, River Bend Casino, Bowling Ball Yard Art
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Tunnel View, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Disney to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Disney to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Disney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

4
nights
San Francisco

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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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