12 days in Houston, Palm Springs & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in Houston, Palm Springs & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Houston

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Galveston (The Strand, The Seawall, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Houston online trip planner.

Hartford to Houston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hartford to Houston due to the time zone difference. In October, Houston is somewhat warmer than Hartford - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Palm Springs

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Springs: Temecula (Wine Tours & Tastings & Old Town Temecula), The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert) and Joshua Tree National Park (Hidden Valley Nature Trail & Keys View).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Palm Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Palm Springs is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary maker.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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