27 days in California & Honolulu Itinerary

27 days in California & Honolulu Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Honolulu
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot, do a tasting at Beauregard Vineyard, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, browse the exhibits of Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf, and finally take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz holiday planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Santa Cruz are little chillier (27°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Santa Cruz Wharf ©
Santa Cruz Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Brown Butter Cookie Company.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambria trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Monterey to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Monterey in August, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Brown Butter Cookie Company ©
Brown Butter Cookie Company

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Bubblegum Alley, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, then do a tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery, and finally grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Pismo Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cambria in August, plan for slightly colder days in Pismo Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Speed Boats Tours
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of State Street Underpass.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara travel planner.

Getting from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Honolulu

Honolulu ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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