16 days in San Francisco & Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco & Hawaii Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
3
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route maker tool.

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In February, San Francisco is much hotter than Boston - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kids will enjoy Swim with Dolphins and Pololu Valley Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's much more to do: stroll through Puukohola National Historic Park, take in the exciting artwork at Kona Henna, relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kailua-Kona trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Anaehoomalu, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Swim with Dolphins
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Bring the kids along to Maui Ocean Center and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Ka'anapali Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley and kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III.

Plan my day in Kihei using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Kihei by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Family-friendly places like USS Arizona Memorial and Kailua Beach Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: stroll through Waikiki Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Honolulu are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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