30 days in San Francisco, Hawaii & Los Angeles Itinerary

30 days in San Francisco, Hawaii & Los Angeles Itinerary

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30 days in San Francisco, Hawaii & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Haleiwa, Oahu
— 2 nights
fly car:  3​h 30​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Paia, Maui
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
car:  4​h
8
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Princeville, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Beers & Bikes, Food Tours, San Francisco Bay Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Pride Mountain Vineyards and Haight-Ashbury. Discover out-of-the-way places like Modus Operandi Cellars and von Strasser Family of Wines. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Ice Cream, admire the striking features of The Jimi Hendrix House, and take a stroll through Japantown.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Helena, Von Strasser Family of Wines
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours ©
Von Strasser Family of Wines ©
Von Strasser Family of Wines

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You've now added Hang Gliding Hawaii to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Ko Olina Lagoons. Keep things going the next day: cross one thing off your bucket list with Hang Gliding Hawaii, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, and then trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Haleiwa.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons
Hang Gliding Hawaii ©
Hang Gliding Hawaii
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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Haleiwa, Oahu

Haleiwa ©
Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. On the 11th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ehukai Beach Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Banzai Pipeline, then hike along Ehukai Pillbox Hike, and finally stroll through Lost Survivors Beach Camp.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Haleiwa online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Honolulu to Haleiwa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Honolulu in October, expect Haleiwa to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pupukea
Highlights from your plan
Ehukai Beach Park ©
Ehukai Beach Park
Banzai Pipeline ©
Banzai Pipeline
Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument ©

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nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Pacific Tsunami Museum. Get outdoors at Holei Sea Arch and Kalapana. Venture out of the city with trips to Steam Vents (in Pahoa), Sulphur Banks (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, step off the mainland to explore Coconut Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and stroll around Carlsmith Beach Park.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo journey builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Haleiwa to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Steam Vents, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Carlsmith Beach Park ©
Carlsmith Beach Park
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs

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nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Waialea Beach. Get in touch with nature at White Sand Beach and Kahaluu Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the geological forces at Hualalai.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paia.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Waialea Beach, Kahaluu Beach, Mauna Kea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

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Paia, Maui

Paia ©
Pāia is a census-designated place in Maui County, Hawaii, on the northern coast of the island of Maui. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Paia Contemporary Gallery, view the masterpieces at Maui Crafts Guild, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Paia Peace Stupa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Rosary Church. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at HA Baldwin Beach Park, stroll around Lower Paia Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mantokuji Temple Mission of Paia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Maui Dharma Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paia road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kailua-Kona to Paia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paia, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lahaina.

Things to do in Paia

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
HA Baldwin Beach Park ©
HA Baldwin Beach Park
Spas

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get great views at Ohai Loop Trail and Overlook, trek along Acid War Zone Trail, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Maui Hands. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Honokeana Bay, hike along Village Walking Trails, kick back and relax at Hanakao'o Beach Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Village Galleries in Lahaina, and finally get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Paia to Lahaina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Village Walking Trails, Honokeana Bay
Highlights from your plan
Acid War Zone Trail ©
Acid War Zone Trail
Honokeana Bay ©
Honokeana Bay
Baldwin Home Museum ©
Baldwin Home Museum

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Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyon Trail and Koloa Rum Company. Get a sense of the local culture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site and Prince Kuhio Park. Take a break from Poipu with a short trip to Na Pali Makai in Kekaha, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baby Beach, play a few rounds at Kiahuna Golf Club, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the natural beauty at Moir Gardens.

Plan my day in Poipu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Poipu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Princeville.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Scuba & Snorkeling, Brennecke's Beach, Na Pali Makai, Canyon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Moir Gardens ©
Moir Gardens
Koloa Rum Company ©
Koloa Rum Company
Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site ©
Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site

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Princeville, Kauai

Princeville ©
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lumahai Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, then stroll through Kalihiwai Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Puuo Kila, then admire the majestic nature at Koke`e State Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Koke'e Mountains.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Princeville online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Princeville takes 1.5 hours. October in Princeville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea, Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, Kalihiwai Beach, Koke`e State Park
Highlights from your plan
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Lumahai Beach ©
Lumahai Beach

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica Mountains and Seal Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Corona Del Mar State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: The Wedge (in Newport Beach) and Little Corona Beach (in Corona del Mar). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Illusions, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker app .

You can fly from Princeville to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Princeville in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Santa Monica Mountains, Marina Beach, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ©