15 days in Los Angeles, Miami & Houston Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles, Miami & Houston Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles, Miami & Houston Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Houston
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

5
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.
Shop till you drop at LA Farmers' Market and The Grove. We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica Bay and Moonlight State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Breakwater Way Beach (in Oceanside), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Carlsbad State Beach, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and kick back and relax at Victoria Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles is minus 20 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Encinitas, South Carlsbad State Beach, Victoria Beach, Breakwater Way Beach
Highlights from your plan
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lock & Load Miami and Aventura Mall. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Las Olas Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, shop like a local with Bal Harbour Shops, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, Miami is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops
Highlights from your plan
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
Bal Harbour Shops ©
Bal Harbour Shops

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escape Hunt and Houston Museum District. Step out of Houston with an excursion to The Seawall in Galveston--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Houston itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Houston sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

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