8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pismo Beach
— 3 nights
car:  6​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Houston

1
night
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.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can 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. Traveling from Houston to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in August, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
nights
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier nights in Pismo Beach, with lows around 57°F. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Pismo Beach to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Pismo Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. On the 5th (Thu), you're off toWawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 5th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mariposa Grove.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wawona trip tool .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Wawona are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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