11 days in Houston, Eureka & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Houston, Eureka & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Houston
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Eureka
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Yosemite National Park
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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Galveston (The Seawall, Moody Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple, explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Houston itinerary builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Houston. In December, daytime highs in Houston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sequoia Park Zoo, cruise along Redwood Highway, and then immerse yourself in nature at Patrick's Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Eureka trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Eureka takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Eureka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Eureka to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 40°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Sequoia Park Zoo ©
Sequoia Park Zoo
Patrick's Point State Park ©
Patrick's Point State Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Eureka to Yosemite National Park in 19.5 hours. Traveling from Eureka in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 14°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

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