14 days in Hawaii, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

14 days in Hawaii, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

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14 days in Hawaii, San Francisco & New York City Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu travel route planner .

Los Angeles to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Honolulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 86°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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