5 days in Los Angeles & Houston Itinerary

5 days in Los Angeles & Houston Itinerary

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5 days in Los Angeles & Houston Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Houston
— 1 day
End: Houston

3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Houston to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Los Angeles. March in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Smither Park, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Houston visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Houston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Smither Park ©
Smither Park

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