5 days in San Jose & Hawaii Itinerary

5 days in San Jose & Hawaii Itinerary

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5 days in San Jose & Hawaii Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h
1
San Jose
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kula, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Limekiln Trail, don't miss a visit to Sikh Gurdwara, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

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San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. December in San Jose sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Limekiln Trail
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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral ©
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Sikh Gurdwara

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel route builder tool .

You can fly from San Jose to Honolulu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in December; daily highs in Honolulu reach 82°F and lows reach 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kula.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Kula, Maui

Kula ©
Kula is a district of Maui, Hawaii, that stretches across the "up-country", the western-facing slopes of Haleakalā, from Makawao to Ulupalakua. On the 1st (Wed), contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kula day trip planning tool .

Fly from Honolulu to Kula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. December in Kula sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kula

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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