22 days in California, Las Vegas & Honolulu Itinerary

22 days in California, Las Vegas & Honolulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 day
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley Junction
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Lone Pine
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Calistoga
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Carmel
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and finally stop by The Last Bookstore.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Oslo, Norway to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Oslo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oslo in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then visit The LINQ Promenade, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley Junction route planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley Junction takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Death Valley Junction is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 43°C and lows of 23°C. You'll set off for Lone Pine on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Lone Pine

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): hike along Horseshoe Meadow Trail and then hike along Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lone Pine trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley Junction to Lone Pine takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley Junction in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lone Pine, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lone Pine to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Lone Pine in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Calistoga

— 1 night
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 1st (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Annadel State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Howarth Park, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California, then hike along Oat Hill Mine Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Calistoga Spa Hot Springs.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Calistoga road trip site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Calistoga takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Calistoga, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach), Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through Marin Headlands, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip app.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Calistoga in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Kurtz Culinary, then get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Gallery Carmel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Carmel

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

San Luis Obispo

— 1 night
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Alapay Cellars and then stroll through Fisherman's Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Carmel to San Luis Obispo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in July: highs in San Luis Obispo hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
You can plan Santa Barbara trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Luis Obispo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Popular historic sites such as Ocean Avenue and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LA Farmers' Market and The Grove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach), Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach) and Newport Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach, &more). See some other sides of Los Angeles: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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.
Relax by the water at Lanikai Beach and Waimanalo Beach. Visiting Koko Crater Railway Trail and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Bellows Field Beach Park (in Waimanalo), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: trek along Pillbox Hike, stroll around Ala Moana Beach Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and step off the mainland to explore Magic Island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation builder website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Honolulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.

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.