49 days in San Francisco & Houston Itinerary

49 days in San Francisco & Houston Itinerary

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49 days in San Francisco & Houston Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 22 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Houston
— 24 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

22
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Strawberry Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Emeritus Vineyards (in Sebastopol), Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to San Francisco. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in San Francisco are warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Oakland, Richmond, Milpitas, Moss Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

24
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.
Get outdoors at Big Thicket National Preserve and Texas Wolfdog Project. Get some cultural insight at Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brazosport Museum of Natural Science. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Tomball (Tomball Depot & Kleb Woods Nature Preserve), High Island (Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary & Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary) and W. G. Jones State Forest (in Conroe). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, admire the majestic nature at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

You can fly from San Francisco to Houston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Houston reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Houston

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beaumont, Galveston, La Grange, Montgomery, Orange
Highlights from your plan
Big Thicket National Preserve ©
Big Thicket National Preserve
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary ©
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary

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