60 days in Hawaii, French Polynesia & California Itinerary

60 days in Hawaii, French Polynesia & California Itinerary

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Lahaina, United States
— 4 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 4 nights
3
Hilo, United States
— 6 nights
4
Honolulu, United States
— 6 nights
5
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 5 nights
6
San Francisco, United States
— 7 nights
7
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 10 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 5 nights
9
Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights

4
nights
Lahaina, United States

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana, take a memorable tour with Tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and get impressive views of Molokini Crater.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Lahaina planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Lahaina is an approximately 32-hour combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Paphos in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lahaina, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

4
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Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, pause for some photo ops at Statue "King Kamehameha", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, and relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Captain Cook, Holualoa, Statue "King Kamehameha", Kahaluu Beach
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Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Swim with Dolphins
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

6
nights
Hilo, United States

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, see the sky in a new way at Imiloa Astronomy Center, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at Lyman Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hilo online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

6
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll through Waikiki Beach, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 3 hours. June in Honolulu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

5
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora road trip planning app.

You can fly from Honolulu to Bora Bora in 13.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu
Scuba & Snorkeling

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Healdsburg (Simi Winery & Jordan Vineyard & Winery) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, get great views at Twin Peaks, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Bora Bora to San Francisco in 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Tahiti Time (TAHT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Petaluma Seed Bank
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sonora Pass (in Dardanelle) and Fern Lake Trail (in June Lake). There's lots more to do: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning website.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a bus to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sonora Pass, Fern Lake Trail
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy ©
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Diego by bus takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much hotter nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Dan McGeorge Gallery
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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