16 days in Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii & San Francisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
4
Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hilo travel planner.

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Hilo hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saddle Road, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lahaina Front Street and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina visit site.

Fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Helicopter Tours, Parasailing & Paragliding, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

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 discover tucked-away gems like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Helicopter Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Halona Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

2
nights
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. On the 29th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, and then hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Poipu trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Poipu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailua Falls, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 1st (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenadmire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hanalei tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Hanalei

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanalei to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanalei to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In October, San Francisco is slightly colder than Hanalei - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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