9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA travel planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly

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New York City

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sun), wander the streets of Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Oculus, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and then get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City attractions planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Austin Nature & Science Center, then trek along Jacob's Well Natural Area, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel Dulcinea. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum, then steep yourself in history at O. Henry Home & Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Austin online tour planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Austin takes 29 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Austin is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Austin at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Discover out-of-the-way places like Petersen Automotive Museum and LA Farmers' Market. There's lots more to do: get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips