19 days in Austin, Memphis & Los Angeles Itinerary

19 days in Austin, Memphis & Los Angeles Itinerary

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19 days in Austin, Memphis & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  21​h
1
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Wellington

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Your Biker Gang. Kids will appreciate attractions like Texas State Capitol and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Venture out of the city with trips to Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels) and San Antonio (Natural Bridge Caverns & Mission San Jose). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, walk around Mount Bonnell, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin road trip planning tool .

Wellington, New Zealand to Austin is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in May: highs in Austin hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio, Barn Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

4
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rockabilly Rides. Bring the kids along to WC Johnson Park and Olive Branch City Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center (in Jonesboro). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Graceland, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner .

Getting from Austin to Memphis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Austin in May, plan for little chillier days in Memphis, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

WC Johnson Park, Horseshoe Tunica, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Olive Branch City Park
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Olive Branch City Park ©
Olive Branch City Park

8
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Adventure City, & more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, engage your brain at California Science Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

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

Fly from Memphis to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Memphis in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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