21 days in San Francisco, Hawaii & Auckland Itinerary

21 days in San Francisco, Hawaii & Auckland Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
— 8 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 7 nights
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Kahuku, United States
— 2 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States

— 8 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Crissy Field, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Honolulu, United States

— 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kahuku.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 18:

Kahuku, United States

— 2 nights
Kahuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu, County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. You've now added Turtle Bay Beach to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Kailua Beach Park, then stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and finally kick back and relax at Turtle Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to North Shore, kick back and relax at Laniakea Beach, and then stop by Pakaloha Bikinis - Oahu.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kahuku trip planning app.

Drive from Honolulu to Kahuku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Honolulu in July, things will get little chillier in Kahuku: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Auckland.

Things to do in Kahuku

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Auckland, New Zealand

— 2 nights

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, and finally stop by Pauanesia.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Auckland planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kahuku to Auckland in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Kahuku to Auckland, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kahuku in July: highs in Auckland hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.