21 days in California & Houston Itinerary

21 days in California & Houston Itinerary

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21 days in California & Houston Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Beverly Hills
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Joshua Tree
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: London

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You've added Venice Canals Walkway, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Santa Monica Farmers Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll around Ocean View Park, make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

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London, UK to Santa Monica is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Santa Monica. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Carbon Beach
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at VillageFest.

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You can drive from Santa Monica to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (48°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°C). You will leave for Beverly Hills on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
VillageFest ©
VillageFest

6
nights
Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Your list of things to see and do now includes TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Runyon Canyon Park, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Mulholland Drive, visit Sunset Strip, make a trip to Sunset Plaza, and browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Beverly Hills trip maker app.

Drive from Palm Springs to Beverly Hills in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, you will find days in Beverly Hills are cooler (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Houston.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Grove ©
The Grove

4
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

Getting from Beverly Hills to Houston by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beverly Hills to Houston is 2 hours. Traveling from Beverly Hills in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 41°C and lows about 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

3
nights
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree ©
Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, explore the striking landscape of Joshua Tree National Park, and then take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at World Famous Crochet Museum, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Houston to Joshua Tree. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Joshua Tree. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in Joshua Tree hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park
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Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View

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