8 days in Los Angeles, Santa Maria & Oahu Itinerary

8 days in Los Angeles, Santa Maria & Oahu Itinerary

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8 days in Los Angeles, Santa Maria & Oahu Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Santa Maria
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Kailua
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Pupukea
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New York City

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): browse for treasures at Solvang Antiques, learn about winemaking at Barbieri Wines, then learn about winemaking at Stolpman Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Tres Hermanas Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Maria vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Maria, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Avila Beach, Los Olivos, Solvang Antiques, Monarch Butterfly Grove
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Speed Boats Tours
Barbieri Wines ©
Barbieri Wines

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Kailua

Kailua ©
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Byodo-In Temple, then stop by Muumuu Heaven, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Maria to Kailua. Traveling from Santa Maria to Kailua, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Maria in April: highs in Kailua hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pupukea.

Things to do in Kailua

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Byodo-In Temple
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Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Pupukea

Pupukea ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Waimea Valley, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharks Cove. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laniakea Beach, take a stroll around Polynesian Cultural Center, and then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pupukea vacation planner .

You can drive from Kailua to Pupukea in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kailua in April since evenings lows in Pupukea dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pupukea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Laniakea Beach ©
Laniakea Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

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