9 days in California & Hawaii Itinerary

9 days in California & Hawaii Itinerary

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9 days in California & Hawaii Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
Wailea, Maui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Kailua, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
London

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then catch a ride on Cable Cars.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Wailea.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wailea Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Napili Beach and Ulua Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wailea: Lahaina (Lahaina Front Street & Lahaina Banyan Court).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Wailea trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Wailea in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Wailea hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach

1
day
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Poipu itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to Poipu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kailua.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

1
day
Kailua, Oahu

Kailua ©
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. On the 29th (Tue), kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kailua tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Poipu to Kailua takes 2.5 hours. In May in Kailua, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

The Byodo-In Temple
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
The Byodo-In Temple ©
The Byodo-In Temple

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