16 days in Los Angeles, Island of Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

16 days in Los Angeles, Island of Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

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16 days in Los Angeles, Island of Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Hilo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Waimea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Hollywood & Highland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from New Delhi to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Grove ©
The Grove

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Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Get in touch with nature at Akaka Falls State Park and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hilo Coffee Mill and Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Volcano (Jagger Museum & Volcano Garden Arts) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead & Volcano Art Center). There's still lots to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Hilo takes 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get a bit warmer in Hilo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, Hilo Coffee Mill
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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Waimea

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Waialea Beach, then look for gifts at Waikoloa Beach Resort, and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, immerse yourself in nature at Lapakahi State Historical Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Waipi'o Valley.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Waimea trip generator.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Waimea takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hilo in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Waimea, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Puukohola National Historic Park, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout

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Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Head to Kona Joe Coffee and Original Donkey Balls Factory and Store.for plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Big Island Bees. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea Summit, stop by The Cindy Coats Gallery, kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Waimea to Kailua-Kona takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Waimea in December: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Keauhou Store, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island Bees
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Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Napa (Palmaz Vineyards & Oxbow Public Market) and V. Sattui (in St. Helena). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in January, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

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