36 days in San Francisco, Houston & Los Angeles Itinerary

36 days in San Francisco, Houston & Los Angeles Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco

— 13 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Sutro Baths and Filbert Street Stairs are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Bodega Head and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Healdsburg (Peterson Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tomales Bay State Park, enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse, and experience rural life at Harley Farms Goat Dairy.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Houston

— 10 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Water Wall and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huntsville State Park and Matagorda County Birding Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site (in Anderson) and Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of George Ranch Historical Park, make a trip to Fayette County Courthouse, walk around Sam Houston Park, and identify plant and animal life at Crocodile Encounter.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Houston online trip maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Houston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Houston is 2 hours. In April, Houston is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 11 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Crystal Cove and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Meditation Mount and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to The Gentle Barn (in Santa Clarita), Oxnard (Herzog Wine Cellars & Oxnard Beach Park) and Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary (in Phelan). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains, admire the landmark architecture of Mission Inn Museum, make a trip to Hollywood Sign, and relax in the rural setting at Ojai Olive Oil.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey builder site.

You can fly from Houston to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Los Angeles. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips