20 days in Kailua & New York City Itinerary

20 days in Kailua & New York City Itinerary

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20 days in Kailua & New York City Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kailua
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 12 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Kailua

Kailua ©
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Do your shopping at Polynesian Cultural Center and Windward Mall. Get a sense of the local culture at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument and Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Shark Diving) and Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park, steep yourself in history at Valley of the Temples, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalama Beach Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua trip itinerary planning tool .

San Francisco to Kailua is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kailua, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Kailua

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kaneohe, Haleiwa, Oahu, Swim with Dolphins, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

12
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and SoHofor some retail therapy. Visit Ocean Grove Beach and Great Neck Steppingstone Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua to New York City in 14.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua to New York City is 5 hours. Traveling from Kailua in December, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 48°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Ocean Grove Beach, Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Ponquogue Beach, Avalon Park & Preserve
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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