20 days in Los Angeles, Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

20 days in Los Angeles, Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Koloa, Kauai
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San Francisco
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Honoli'i Beach Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Hilo in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hilo due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
On the 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kona Cloud Forest, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and finally walk around Lahaina Banyan Court. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online travel route planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Shark Diving, Waimea Bay, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation maker site.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Koloa.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koloa, Kauai

— 3 nights
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Koloa trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koloa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Koloa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, walk around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Getting from Koloa to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Koloa in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.