10 days in California & Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in California & Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  8 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip planner.

New York City to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 78- hour bus ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect colder with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Fri), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, trek along Diamond Head State Monument, and then admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 88°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

Make your Los Angeles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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