36 days in Hawaii, California & Las Vegas Itinerary

36 days in Hawaii, California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hana Highway - Road to Hana and Maui Ocean Center. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (in Wailuku). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lahaina tour planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lahaina is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Lahaina is minus 12 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Shark Diving, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and hike along Makiki Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Attractions like SeaWorld San Diego and USS Midway Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at San Diego Scuba Guide, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Diego in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in September, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Chinatown, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Fountains of Bellagio. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.