19 days in Las Vegas, Island of Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

19 days in Las Vegas, Island of Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

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19 days in Las Vegas, Island of Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
2
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hawi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Aberdeen

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Tom Devlin's Monster Museum). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas route planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Aberdeen in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's surroundings by going to Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, stroll through Pu'u Huluhulu trail, and see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hawi.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hilo, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

1
night
Hawi

Hawi ©
Hawi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 15th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Puukohola National Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Lapakahi State Historical Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kohala Historical Sites State Monument, then view the masterpieces at Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele, then take some stellar pictures from Pololu Valley Lookout, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue "King Kamehameha".

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hawi tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hawi in 3 hours. Traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in September, you will find days in Hawi are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Statue "King Kamehameha", Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, experience rural life at Big Island Bees, explore the striking landscape at Kula Kai Caverns, and stroll through Mauna Kea Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online vacation builder .

You can drive from Hawi to Kailua-Kona in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hawi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kailua-Kona, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kona Historical Society, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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