15 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Kauai Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Poipu
— 3 nights
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Princeville
— 7 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route builder website.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Poipu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Poipu

— 3 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Take a break from Poipu with a short trip to Aunty Liliko'i in Waimea, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Poipu journey maker site.

Fly from San Francisco to Poipu in 7.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Poipu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Poipu is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Princeville.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Princeville

— 7 nights
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Princeville: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Koke'e Mountains), Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking (in Kekaha) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hanalei Beach, kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, admire the natural beauty at Limahuli Garden and Preserve, and take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Princeville route app.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Princeville takes 1.5 hours. In May in Princeville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 13:

Kauai travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.