15 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
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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.
Petersen Automotive Museum and The Broad are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LA Farmers' Market and The Americana at Brand. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Jose to Los Angeles. In December, Los Angeles is slightly colder than San Jose - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate California State Railroad Museum and Exploratorium. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lands End will get you outdoors. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Mumm Napa in Rutherford, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, admire the striking features of The Jimi Hendrix House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 7 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.
For shopping fun, head to Ala Moana Center or Moni Honolulu. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sharks Cove and Ko Olina Lagoons. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Banzai Pipeline). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, learn about all things military at US Army Museum of Hawaii, and admire the verdant scenery at Nu’uanu Pali.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 82°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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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.