54 days in Texas & New York City Itinerary

54 days in Texas & New York City Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Houston
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Austin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Antonio
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Big Bend National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h
7
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Grapevine
— 7 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Sydney

7
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to iFLY (in Oak Ridge North), Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site (in Washington). The adventure continues: get your game on at Escape Hunt, enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Range, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Texas Wolfdog Project.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Houston is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Houston, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

High Island, iFLY, Brazos Bend State Park, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, Texas Wolfdog Project
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park
iFLY ©
iFLY

2
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
Jacksonville is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. On the 16th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Davey Dogwood Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Grapeland Safari, and then identify plant and animal life at Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari. On the next day, stroll around Love's Lookout, walk around Mission Tejas State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jacksonville road trip planning site.

You can drive from Houston to Jacksonville in 3 hours. Traveling from Houston in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jacksonville, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grapeland, Davey Dogwood Park, Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari ©
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari
Grapeland Safari ©
Grapeland Safari
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area ©
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin to go to Round Rock and see Play for all park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get your game on at Urban Axes Austin, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Austin journey tool.

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Typhoon Texas, Play for all park
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Urban Axes Austin ©
Urban Axes Austin

8
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, and steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip tool.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

5
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville), The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home) and Fort McKavett State Historic Site (in Fort Mc Kavett). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Plan my trip to Fredericksburg with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in May: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, Kerrville River Trail, The Y.O. Ranch, Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Inks Lake State Park
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
The Y.O. Ranch ©
The Y.O. Ranch
Fort McKavett State Historic Site ©
Fort McKavett State Historic Site

5
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, explore the striking landscape at The Balanced Rock, trek along Lost Mine Trail, and stroll through The Window Trail.

Find out how to plan Big Bend National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Big Bend National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in May, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay May 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon

9
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville), Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve (in Somerset) and Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing (in Old Bridge). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Big Bend National Park to New York City. When traveling from Big Bend National Park in May, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Grapevine.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve, Bury The Hatchet Old Bridge - Axe Throwing
Find places to stay May 14 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Botanic Garden ©
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

7
nights
Grapevine

Grapevine ©
Named for the fruit that grows here, Grapevine cultivates its local flavor in grapes and wines.
Get out of town with these interesting Grapevine side-trips: Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro), Allen (Celebration Park & Joe Famer Recreation Center) and Dallas Axe Throwing (in Richardson). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Dallas, get outside with North Texas Lake Charters, look for all kinds of wild species at ShangriLlama, and explore the striking landscape of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

Start your trip to Grapevine by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from New York City to Grapevine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Grapevine: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grapevine

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Frisco, Allen, Frontier Park, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, Eagle Gun Range
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas ©
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas
North Richland Hills Centre ©
North Richland Hills Centre

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