11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night

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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.
Attractions like Moody Gardens and Houston Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Helen's Garden (in League City), Galveston (The Seawall & Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, and test your problem-solving skills at That Escape Place.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Houston. In December in Houston, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Helen's Garden, That Escape Place, Kemah Boardwalk
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 24th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F and lows are around 15°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tusayan General Store
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Family-friendly places like Badger Pass Ski Area and Yosemite Falls will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Half Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. In December in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 30th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 55°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks
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Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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