17 days in Houston & Orinda Itinerary

17 days in Houston & Orinda Itinerary

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17 days in Houston & Orinda Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 13 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Orinda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Zurich

13
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.
Popular historic sites such as George Ranch Historical Park and Washington-on-the-Brazos are in your itinerary. Visiting Water Wall and Brazos Bend State Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Monument Hill State Park (in La Grange), Kemah (Kemah Boardwalk & Stingray Reef) and Haak Vineyards & Winery Inc (in Santa Fe). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Houston Museum of Natural Science, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, contemplate the long history of Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, and get lost in a book at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Houston travel itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Houston is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Houston at 41°C and lows at 29°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orinda.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kemah, Montgomery, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, Old Town Spring, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

2
nights
Orinda

Orinda ©
Orinda is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of University of California, Berkeley. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay State Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orinda trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Houston to Orinda. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Orinda. In July, Orinda is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Orinda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay State Beach, University of California, Berkeley, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
University of California, Berkeley ©
University of California, Berkeley

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