41 days in Glacier National Park, Maui & San Francisco Itinerary

41 days in Glacier National Park, Maui & San Francisco Itinerary

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41 days in Glacier National Park, Maui & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + taxi:  14​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 10 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
2
Kapalua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kipahulu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Wailea
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 12 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

10
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glacier National Park: River Rafting & Tubing (in West Glacier) and The Polebridge Mercantile (in Polebridge). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, hike along Swiftcurrent Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Glacier National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kapalua.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier, The Polebridge Mercantile
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
The Polebridge Mercantile ©
The Polebridge Mercantile

3
nights
Kapalua

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Ka'anapali Beach and Napili Beach. Head to Glass Mango Designs and Pakaloha Bikinisfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kapalua Beach, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Honokeana Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kapalua trip planning site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Kapalua by combination of taxi and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kapalua, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Kapalua

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
D.T. Fleming Beach Park ©
D.T. Fleming Beach Park

5
nights
Kipahulu

Kipahulu ©
Visit Wai'anapanapa State Park and Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach) for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Kipahulu to Haleakala National Park to see Haleakala Crater about 42 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kipahulu itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kapalua to Kipahulu takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kipahulu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wailea.

Things to do in Kipahulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hana, Haleakala National Park, Maui
Highlights from your plan
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Hamoa Beach ©
Hamoa Beach
Hana Bay Beach Park ©
Hana Bay Beach Park

7
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wailea Beach and Maluaka Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wailea: Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards (in Kula) and Paia (Pakaloha Bikinis, HA Baldwin Beach Park, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ulua Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Makena Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wailea vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kipahulu to Wailea takes 2 hours. September in Wailea sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wailea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Paia, Kihei, Maui, Kula, Maalaea
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

12
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Pescadero (Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach & Bean Hollow State Beach) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach, and stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to San Francisco in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Wailea to San Francisco. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Wailea - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pescadero, Marin Headlands, San Gregorio State Beach, Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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