24 days in Houston & New York City Itinerary

24 days in Houston & New York City Itinerary

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24 days in Houston & New York City Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  26​h
1
Houston
— 11 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Royal Purple Raceway (in Baytown), College Station (Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park & Kyle Field) and Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site (in Anderson). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, take in nature's colorful creations at Beaumont Botanical Gardens, play a few rounds at Hermann Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houston day trip planning app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Houston is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Houston at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

College Station, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Constellation Field, Adventure Kingdom, Royal Purple Raceway
Highlights from your plan
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Kyle Field ©
Kyle Field
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

10
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Houston to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to New York City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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