20 days in Los Angeles, Texas & New Jersey Itinerary

20 days in Los Angeles, Texas & New Jersey Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 4 nights
Fly to Philadelphia, Bus to Cape May
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Cape May
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and San Diego (Mingei International Museum & USS Midway Museum). Pack the 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

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London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Amarillo.
Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Amarillo — 2 nights

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and then make a trip to The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Amarillo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Amarillo is 2 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amarillo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to San Antonio.
Museums
Side Trips

San Antonio — 3 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, explore the engaging exhibits at The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

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You can fly from Amarillo to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Amarillo - with highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Austin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Austin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Cape May — 5 nights

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.
When in Cape May, make a side trip to see Ocean City Boardwalk in Ocean City, approximately Ocean City away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, and stroll through Cape May City Beaches.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Austin to Cape May takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Cape May is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in July, with highs in Cape May at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Texas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

New Jersey travel guide

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Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.