8 days in Austin & Santa Monica Itinerary

8 days in Austin & Santa Monica Itinerary

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8 days in Austin & Santa Monica Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore Austin's surroundings by going to San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk & The Alamo). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin travel route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Austin is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Austin hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Austin to Santa Monica in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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