19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
San Marcos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Houston

2
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.
You've now added The Galleria to your itinerary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip maker website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. In November in Houston, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Marcos.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
The Galleria ©
The Galleria

2
nights
San Marcos

San Marcos ©
San Marcos is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): snap pictures at Faust Street Bridge and then explore the activities along Landa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District, and then shop like a local with Barn Pottery.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Marcos trip planning website .

You can drive from Houston to San Marcos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in November since evenings lows in San Marcos dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Marcos

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Austin trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Marcos to Austin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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nights
Houston

Houston ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Space Center Houston. Attractions like Houston Zoo and Downtown Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Houston further: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Houston, admire all the interesting features of Toyota Center, contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, and see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Houston visit planner.

Drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Houston

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Children's Museum of Houston ©
Children's Museum of Houston
Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planning app .

You can fly from Houston to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, San Francisco is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

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

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planning site .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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