16 days in Hawaii & California Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii & California Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kids will enjoy USS Arizona Memorial and Kailua Beach Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online trip itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Doha to Honolulu. Traveling from Doha in September, expect Honolulu to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Book Passage.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, cruise along Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online vacation builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect much colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, watch a film at California Science Center, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.