14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get in touch with nature at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and stroll through Kalalau Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei tour itinerary planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Hanalei is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Hanalei, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect nights in Hanalei to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Queen's Bath
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's much more to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, get great views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and pick up some local products at Saturday Farmer's Market KCC.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. In October in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Oahu, Byodo-In Temple
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Volcano day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Volcano takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

4
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Visiting Kamaole Beach Park II and Wailea Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Zipline (in Haiku), Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua) and Lahaina (Napili Beach & Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co). There's more to do: stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach Path.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Volcano to Kihei in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Parasailing & Paragliding, Zipline, Kapalua Beach
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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