31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h
1
Austin
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Fort Myers
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Oklahoma City
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
The Alamo and Mission Concepcion will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Texas State Capitol. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, Wildseed Farms, & more), Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham) and Calais Winery (in Hye). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and take in the history at Mission San Jose.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planning website .

Los Angeles to Austin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Blue Bell Creameries, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Texcetera
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve

10
nights
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Blind Pass Beach Park and Captiva Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Crescent Beach and Nokomis Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Myers: Siesta Key (Siesta Beach & Turtle Beach), Sanibel Island (Tarpon Bay Explorers, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, & more) and Sarasota (Ted Sperling Park & Drum Circle Distilling). There's much more to do: stroll through Manasota Key Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Englewood Beach, sample the fine beverages at Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, and immerse yourself in nature at Stump Pass Beach State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fort Myers road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Austin to Fort Myers in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Fort Myers is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fort Myers when traveling from Austin in October, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sanibel Island, Siesta Key, Englewood, Sarasota, Venice
Highlights from your plan
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park

5
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Get outdoors at Fort Parker State Park and Dallas Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Sundance Square), Old Fort Parker (in Groesbeck) and Bluff Dale Vineyards (in Bluff Dale). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire all the interesting features of Globe Life Park, don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, and get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fort Myers to Dallas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Myers to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Myers in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dallas, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Arlington, Grapevine Historic Main Street District, Bluff Dale Vineyards, Fort Parker State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

6
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Popular historic sites such as Chickasaw Cultural Center and The Old Round Barn are in your itinerary. Visiting Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge and Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oklahoma City: Tulsa (Gilcrease Museum & Philbrook Museum of Art) and Bedre Fine Chocolate (in Davis). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Roughtail Brewing Company, and admire the masterpieces at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip tool .

Getting from Dallas to Oklahoma City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect Oklahoma City to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulsa, Bedre Fine Chocolate, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, The Old Round Barn
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology
Chickasaw Cultural Center ©
Chickasaw Cultural Center
The Old Round Barn ©
The Old Round Barn

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