23 days in Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

23 days in Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

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 17th (Sat), experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then whizz through the canopy at Hawaii Forest and Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anaehoomalu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona itinerary planning app.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. In April, Kailua-Kona is a bit warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kīlauea, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, whizz through the canopy at The Umauma Experience, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Hilo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei), Maui Goat Yoga (in Kula) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina online travel planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu online road trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Polihale State Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then get outside with Koloa Zipline. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Capt Andy's Sailing Adventures, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In April in Lihue, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Simraceway Performance Driving Center in Sonoma--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Lihue to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lihue to San Francisco is 2 hours. Traveling from Lihue in May, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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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.