19 days in Honolulu & California Itinerary

19 days in Honolulu & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Honolulu
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Honolulu
— 2 nights
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Honolulu

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Laniakea Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Honolulu - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Sacramento on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Sacramento

— 3 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Artery and Andy's Candy Apothecary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento Waterfront. Take a break from Sacramento with a short trip to Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, take an in-depth tour of Governor's Mansion, and engage your brain at Aerospace Museum of California.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Ansel Adams Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Washburn Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sacramento in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Monterey. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Broad and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Step off the beaten path and head to Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at California Science Center, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Queen Emma Summer Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach, then kick back and relax at Bellows Field Beach Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

California travel guide

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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.