17 days in Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

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17 days in Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 10 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip tool .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Traveling from London in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona route planning tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Kailua-Kona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

10
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Anini Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Canyon State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Hanalei side-trips: Waimea (Koke'e Mountains & Canyon Trail) and Hanapepe (Swinging Bridge & Salt Pond Beach Park). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei journey maker tool .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Princeville, Kilauea, Waimea, Hanapepe
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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