17 days in Houston & Glacier National Park Itinerary

17 days in Houston & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Houston

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cockrell Butterfly Center and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Surfside Beach and Huntsville State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center (in Orange), Gator Country (in Beaumont) and Old Town Spring (in Spring). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at St Francis Wolf Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel, take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial, and walk around Discovery Green.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston online vacation planner.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Houston reach 92°F and lows reach 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Glacier National Park

— 8 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Visiting Iceberg Lake Trail and St.Mary Falls will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trail of the Cedars and Running Eagle Falls. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to Hungry Horse and see Willow's HuckleberryLand, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, trek along Swiftcurrent Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park holiday maker site.

Getting from Houston to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in June: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 45°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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