10 days in New York City, Houston & Los Angeles Itinerary

10 days in New York City, Houston & Los Angeles Itinerary

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10 days in New York City, Houston & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Water Wall, stroll through Houston Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Houston online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Houston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Houston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 38 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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