15 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Kauai Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Princeville
— 7 nights
Drive
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Poipu
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning site.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Princeville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Princeville

— 7 nights
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Princeville: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Koke'e Mountains), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking (in Kekaha). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, play a few rounds at Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course, and stroll through Anini Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Princeville trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Princeville in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Princeville reach 82°F and lows reach 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu

— 3 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Take a break from Poipu with a short trip to Aunty Liliko'i in Waimea, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Poipu journey maker site.

Drive from Princeville to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In May in Poipu, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.