19 days in New York City, Chicago & Texas Itinerary

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New York City
— 7 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
San Antonio
— 1 night
— 2 nights


New York City — 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville), Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and Philadelphia (Kelly Drive, Schuylkill River Trail, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City visit planner.

Rosario, Argentina to New York City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rosario to New York City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rosario in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Side Trips

Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Marquette Building, don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, shop like a local with Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, then explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center, and finally walk around Millennium Park.

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You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Austin — 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
For shopping fun, head to The Blanton Museum of Art or 6th Street. Get some historical perspective at Texas State Capitol and Austin Hindu Temple. The adventure continues: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and look for gifts at Uncommon Objects.

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You can fly from Chicago to Austin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Austin at 39°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.
Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Corpus Christi — 1 night

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum, then view the masterpieces at The Art Center of Corpus Christi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malaquite Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Austin to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

San Antonio — 1 night

The Alamo City

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 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the next day, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online road trip planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. June in San Antonio sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Houston.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Houston — 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
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Getting from San Antonio to Houston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Texas travel guide

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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.