30 days in California & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

30 days in California & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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30 days in California & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
5
Waikoloa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hilo
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Diego is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles planning site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
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.
On the 13th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 16th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, trek along North Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Waikoloa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Waikoloa

Waikoloa ©
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau) and Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Anaehoomalu, appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kohala Historical Sites State Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Waikoloa day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Waikoloa by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Waikoloa. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Waikoloa are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Puukohola National Historic Park, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Lani Resort
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Lani Resort ©
Mauna Lani Resort
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

4
nights
Hilo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swim with Dolphins (in Kailua-Kona), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, & more). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens and take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hilo attractions site .

You can drive from Waikoloa to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Waikoloa in April, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Hilo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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