32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Honolulu
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Molokai
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
4
Lanai City
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
5
Lahaina
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Kailua-Kona
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

6
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
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: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Honolulu itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In September, Honolulu is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

6
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Puu Hinahina Lookout). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, admire the natural beauty at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and trek along Kalalau Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Molokai.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea, Waimea, Princeville, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Molokai

Molokai ©
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to United States Postal Service, enjoy the sand and surf at Papohaku Beach Park, and then stroll through Kepuhi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kalaupapa Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Phallic Rock (Ka Ule o Nanahoa), then admire the verdant scenery at Halawa Valley, and finally take some stellar pictures from Palaau State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Molokai online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanalei to Molokai. September in Molokai sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Molokai

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Halawa Valley ©
Halawa Valley
Palaau State Park ©
Palaau State Park
United States Postal Service ©
United States Postal Service

2
nights
Lanai City

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Mike Carroll Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Lanai Culture & Heritage Center, and then head off-road at local off-road trails. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulopoe Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanai City trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Molokai to Lanai City. Traveling from Molokai in September, Lanai City is slightly colder at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lanai City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hulopoe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Lanai Cat Sanctuary ©
Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Hulopoe Beach ©
Hulopoe Beach

6
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Kihei (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). The adventure continues: stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina travel itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Lanai City to Lahaina with the Route module. Traveling from Lanai City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lahaina, with lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

8
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Hilo (Helicopter Tours, Liliuokalani Gardens, & more) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, & more). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, stop by Waikoloa Beach Resort, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Holualoa, Puukohola National Historic Park, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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