24 days in Hawaii, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

24 days in Hawaii, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Hana
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Lahaina
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu attractions planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Honolulu is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Zurich to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Honolulu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Honolulu, Oahu

Big Pineapple

Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Shark Diving. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Byodo-In Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Lanikai Pillboxes (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Skydiving & Wys Galleries). See some other sides of Honolulu: get interesting insight from Tours, take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

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You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hana.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hana

Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ke'anae Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater and then stroll through Ke‘anae Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hana road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Hana takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lahaina

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kapalua Coastal Trail and Honolua Bay. Get some cultural insight at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Hale Pa'i Printing Museum. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, and contemplate the long history of Old Lahaina Courthouse.

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Drive from Hana to Lahaina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. While traveling from Hana, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to San Francisco by flight takes about 10 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lahaina to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lahaina in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Nature Center at Happy Isles. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mariposa Grove, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, hike along Four Mile Trail, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

Explore hidden gems such as Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Lands End. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and California State Railroad Museum. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Patrick Amiot in Sebastopol--about 1h 15 min away. See even more of San Francisco: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, walk around Presidio of San Francisco, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

Maui travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.