11 days in Houston, Eureka & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

11 days in Houston, Eureka & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Houston
— 2 nights
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Eureka
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport

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Houston

— 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Galveston (The Seawall, Moody Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple, explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Houston. In December, daytime highs in Houston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Eureka

— 1 night
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sequoia Park Zoo, cruise along Redwood Highway, and then immerse yourself in nature at Patrick's Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

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Traveling by flight from Houston to Eureka takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Eureka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Eureka to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 40°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
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Drive from Eureka to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Eureka in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 46°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports