23 days in New York City, Texas & Utah Itinerary

23 days in New York City, Texas & Utah Itinerary

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New York City
— 7 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Riyadh to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in December, plan for colder days in New York City, with highs around 10°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Austin travel route site.

You can fly from New York City to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for warmer days in Austin, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

San Antonio

— 5 nights

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, walk around Eisenhower Park, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Antonio vacation maker.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and soothe aching muscles at Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moab online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Moab in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in January, things will get cooler in Moab: highs are around 2°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 1 day

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planning app.

You can drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Moab in January, with lows around -6°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.