16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Kapaa, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip app .

New Delhi, India to Honolulu is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Maui Beach Boys (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Costantino Studio, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip builder tool .

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Maui Beach Boys, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with Big Island Divers, take some stellar pictures from Pololu Valley Lookout, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona day trip app .

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Greenwell Farms
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Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Big Island Divers ©
Big Island Divers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally shop like a local with Volcano Art Center Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, Hilo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kapaa.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery

2
nights
Kapaa, Kauai

Kapaa ©
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then stroll around Lydgate State Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and then admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapaa trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Kapaa takes 3 hours. July in Kapaa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu, Lydgate State Park, Kauai Coffee Company, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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