Las Vegas, Hawaii & San Francisco  

Casinos, beaches, and bays

Two wildly contrasting city breaks with a tropical holiday sandwiched in the middle

Start your trip in style with a few nights in the incredible, one-of-a-kind Las Vegas. It’s the perfect city to get you into holiday mode before flying to Hawaii. These idyllic islands are ideal for a relaxing, post-Vegas break, but there are plenty of entertainment options if you want more nightlife. Then, you’ll hop to Maui to unwind on palm-fringed crescent beaches. Your route home takes you via San Francisco to finish your trip, exploring a magnificent city with iconic sights like the Golden Gate Bridge to feast your eyes on.

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Las Vegas, Oahu, Maui, San Francisco

Maximising your stopovers to and from Hawaii

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Las Vegas

Start in style

You’ll need to break up the flight from London to Hawaii, and Vegas is an unbeatable place for your first stopover. It kicks off your trip in unparalleled style, dazzling you with bright lights and big sights.

What to do in Las Vegas

Tour the sights

Walking through the hotels in Las Vegas is a truly fascinating experience: the scale of the spaces, the music, the buzz of the casinos – you might even find yourself strolling beside a Venetian canal. If you want to explore more, there are plenty of tours available. You can take a helicopter ride to soar above The Strip or venture out to witness the colossal scale of the Grand Canyon.

Where to stay in Las Vegas

Stay somewhere fabulous

Replete with famous hotels, you can’t go far wrong when choosing a place to stay in Vegas. You may be tempted by Vdara Hotel & Spa, where every room is a suite. It’s tucked between the equally appealing ARIA Resort & Casino and the Bellagio – all in prime locations on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Oahu

Onwards to Hawaii

Leave Vegas behind and fly west to Hawaii. Most hotels are nearby in Waikiki, where you can stretch your legs along the lively Kalakaua Avenue, a palm-lined boulevard of shops, bars, and restaurants, after a short transfer from Honolulu airport.

What to do in Oahu

A vibrant start

Relax by the pool or head to the beach – a holiday in Hawaii might appear to be all about downtime. But when you’re ready to stir from your lounger, follow the Diamond Head Crater Trail – it only takes around an hour to walk, and you’re rewarded with beautiful views. Hire a car and discover historic Pearl Harbor, or learn about Hawaii’s heritage at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Where to stay in Oahu

Oceanfront beach resorts

Choose from a collection of towering beach resorts that overlook Waikiki Beach, some with fantastic views of the Diamond Head volcanic cone, most with sensational ocean views.

Maui

The Valley Isle

Hop over to Maui to unwind. The five crescent beaches in Wailea in South Maui are especially beautiful. Hiking trails weave through national parks if you feel more actively inclined.

What to do in Maui

Visit Wailea

Wailea is a coastal town known for its luxury resorts in Maui's sunniest, driest area. Take a scenic stroll through the Wailea Coastal Walk and swim and snorkel around Ulua Beach Park. And if you’re a golfer, you’ll love the world-class courses here.

Where to stay in Maui

Luxury awaits

A gaggle of large resorts on Maui are perfect for families, with excellent facilities and things to do when you’re ready to stir from your lounger. If you want something quieter, look no further than the exceptional adults-only Hotel Wailea for a beautiful island stay.

San Francisco

End the trip on a high

Instead of flying straight home, go via San Francisco and finish your holiday with a city break in this remarkable city. Set on steep hills still traversed by nostalgic and clanging cable cars, San Francisco is a heart-stealer of a city.

What to do in San Francisco

See the sights

There’s so much to see and do in San Francisco—spot sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf on the way to sample farm-fresh produce in the Ferry Building Marketplace. Take a trip over to Alcatraz for an atmospheric tour of this former prison island and visit the museums in Golden Gate Park. Perhaps you’ll want to add an extra day or two to spend time in beautiful Napa Valley – it’s achievable in a day trip from San Francisco.

Where to stay in San Francisco

Choose your neighbourhood

Stay close to Fisherman’s Wharf to be close to the tourist attractions or stay across the San Francisco Bay in Sausalito at the beautiful Casa Madrona. Chocolate-lover? Plump for a stay at the beautiful Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square and be within tasting distance of The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop.