11 days in West Coast & Honolulu Itinerary

11 days in West Coast & Honolulu Itinerary

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11 days in West Coast & Honolulu Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Honolulu
— 3 nights
End: Honolulu

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Exploratorium. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, & more), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and do a tasting at Inglenook.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Napa attractions planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for little chillier nights in Napa, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Healdsburg, Inglenook, Sonoma Coast State Beach, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 26th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Monterey day trip app .

Traveling by car from Napa to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Carmel Art Association
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, then make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then take a stroll around Polynesian Cultural Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to Honolulu by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle, subway, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Monterey to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Monterey in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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