22 days in California, Honolulu & Lahaina Itinerary

22 days in California, Honolulu & Lahaina Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 day
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Calistoga
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
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San Francisco

— 4 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 Walking tours and Miramar Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Oakland California Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Devil's Slide Trail (in Pacifica), Muir Beach (in Muir Beach) and Mavericks (in Half Moon Bay). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at The Marine Mammal Center, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, head off the coast to Magic Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ala Moana Beach Park, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Byodo-In Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach, kick back and relax at Bellows Field Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Waimanalo Beach, and finally stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Honolulu road trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Polo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach, then kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park II, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Lahaina Courthouse, head outdoors with The Ocean Project On Maui, then get all the equipment you need at Maui Mike's Beach House, then kick back and relax at Baby Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

San Francisco

— 1 day

City by the Bay

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to San Francisco in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Lahaina to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahaina in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Calistoga

— 1 night
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Howarth Park, admire the majestic nature at Bothe-Napa State Park, take in the natural beauty of Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, then hike along Oat Hill Mine Trail, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful Geyser of California.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Calistoga online driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Calistoga are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

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 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then trek along Panorama Trail, then make a trip to Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally get great views at Valley View.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Calistoga in July, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Carmel

— 1 night
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. On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Scenic Road Walkway, browse the exhibits of Carmel Mission, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

San Luis Obispo

— 2 nights
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 14th (Thu): stroll through Morro Strand State Beach, see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Morro Bay National Estuary, then identify plant and animal life at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, and finally stroll through Bluff Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bishop Peak, enjoy the sand and surf at Avila Main Beach, then look for gifts at Alapay Cellars, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo trip 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. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach, get engrossed in the history at Casa del Herrero, have fun and explore at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at East Beach, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and finally look for gifts at Italian Pottery Outlet.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara route maker.

Drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier 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: Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica), Newport Beach (Balboa Island, Newport Beach, &more) and Main Beach (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, tour the pleasant surroundings at 26-Mile Bike Path, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

San Diego

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, stroll through Pacific Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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.

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.

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.