16 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Kauai Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Poipu
— 3 nights
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Princeville
— 7 nights
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Lands End, Aquatic Park, Ghirardelli Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Lombard Street, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

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. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Poipu.
Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches
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Poipu — 3 nights

You've added Kiahuna Beach, Baby Beach, Old Koloa Town, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park, Koke'e Mountains, &more).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu visit site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Poipu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Poipu. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Poipu to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Princeville.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Hanalei Pier, Lumahai Beach, Ke'e Beach, and other attractions. Venture out of the city with trips to Wailua Falls (in Lihue), Makawehi Bluff (in Poipu) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Bay, admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Limahuli Garden and Preserve.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Princeville travel planner.

You can drive from Poipu to Princeville in 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.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Find places to stay May 6 — 13:

Kauai travel guide

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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.