34 days in Houston & San Jose Itinerary

34 days in Houston & San Jose Itinerary

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Start: Houston, United States
1
Houston, United States
— 18 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 15 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Houston, United States

18
nights
Houston, United States

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Topgolf Webster (in Webster), Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah Boardwalk, &more) and Galveston (Moody Mansion, 1892 Bishop's Palace, &more). There's much more to do: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Houston, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston tour planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galveston, Kemah, College Station, Topgolf Webster, Pine Gully Park
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 21:
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

15
nights
San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Alajuela (Teatro Municipal, Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm, &more), Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and The Ark Herb Farm (in Santa Barbara). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Jose trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Houston to San Jose takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Jose: highs are around 80°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Jaco, Cartago, Alajuela, Parque Central De Grecia, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
Find places to stay Jul 21 — Aug 5:
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Zipline

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