12 days in Maui, Honolulu & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Maui, Honolulu & San Francisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  15 h
1
Haleakala National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Lahaina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

2
nights
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Haleakala Crater and then trek along Sliding Sands Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Haleakala National Park trip planner.

Orlando to Haleakala National Park is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Haleakala National Park is minus 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Haleakala National Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lahaina.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Maui
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ke‘anae Point ©
Ke‘anae Point

2
nights
Lahaina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Haleakala National Park to Lahaina takes 1.5 hours. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kapalua Beach
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip builder site.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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