4 days in Honolulu & Kailua-Kona Itinerary
Start: San Francisco
— 2 nights
— 1 night
End: San Francisco
Mon, Jan 2 - Thu, Jan 5
Honolulu — 2 nights
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.Family-friendly places like Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will thrill your kids. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately Kailua away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial.
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.
San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 81°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona — 1 night
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.Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): wander the streets of Holualoa Village and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.
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You can fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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