8 days in Houston, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Houston, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Houston, Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
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.
Attractions like Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will appreciate Columbia Historical Museum and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary (in High Island) and Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center (in Baytown).

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Houston tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Houston. In March, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

High Island, Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Columbia Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary ©
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner .

You can fly from Houston to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park will thrill your kids. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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