Route & dates
21 days in United States Itinerary
Kihei— 4 nights
Fly: 1h 15min
Hilo— 2 nights
Fly: 2h 45min
Honolulu— 5 nights
Fly: 7h 30min
San Francisco— 7 nights
Fly: 18h 30min
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Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.Take a break from the city and head to Haleakala Crater and Wailea Beach. Relax by the water at Ka'anapali Beach and Napili Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pakaloha Bikinis (in Lahaina) and Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ulua Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley State Monument, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei vacation trip planner.
Jerusalem, Israel to Kihei is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Kihei, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jerusalem in September since evenings lows in Kihei dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hilo.
Things to do in Kihei
Lahaina, Wailea, Kapalua Beach, Helicopter Tours, Haleakala Crater
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 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Hilo Farmers Market, get impressive views of Kīlauea, and then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo itinerary builder.
Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kihei in September, expect nights in Hilo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.
Things to do in Hilo
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Shangri La. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and appreciate the views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout.
To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu travel planner.
Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Traveling from Hilo in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Honolulu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Things to do in Honolulu
Kailua, Haleiwa, Nu’uanu Pali
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Union Square and Alcatraz Island. Visit SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.
You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in San Francisco
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