13 days in Katy, West Coast & Arizona Itinerary

13 days in Katy, West Coast & Arizona Itinerary

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13 days in Katy, West Coast & Arizona Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  45​min
1
Katy
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Houston

1
day
Katy

Katy ©
Katy is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by Amber's Designs Fine Jewelry, then get your game on at Times Square Entertainment, and then walk around Mary Jo Peckham Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Katy trip itinerary builder website .

Houston to Katy is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Katy are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Katy

Fun & Games Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Times Square Entertainment ©
Times Square Entertainment
Mary Jo Peckham Park ©
Mary Jo Peckham Park
Amber's Designs Fine Jewelry ©
Amber's Designs Fine Jewelry

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katy to Los Angeles. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Katy to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 25th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Half Dome, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mammoth Lakes using our trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Mammoth Lakes reach 46°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in December, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are warmer (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 15°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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