17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albury
Fly:  20​h
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Wailea, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Albury

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Relax by the water at Hanalei Beach and Lumahai Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanalei Valley Lookout and Puu Poa Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Kapaa (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei itinerary app .

Albury, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Albury in December: highs in Hanalei hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, Puu Poa Beach, Lumahai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Lumahai Beach ©
Lumahai Beach

4
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Shipwreck Beach and Waimea Canyon State Park. Relax by the water at Makawehi Bluff and Kekaha Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Poipu Beach Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Poipu online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. December in Poipu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kekaha Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Honaunau Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: Kahaluu Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative (in Captain Cook) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and immerse yourself in nature at Kekaha Kai State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Honaunau, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Spas & Wellness, Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative
Highlights from your plan
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and then stroll through Pu'u Huluhulu trail.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hilo road trip planning app .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hilo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Hilo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

2
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Wailea side-trips: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Napili Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wailea travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Wailea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In January, daytime highs in Wailea are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wailea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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