14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  14​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunset Beach Park and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Byodo-In Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Shark Diving, & more) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Koko Crater Trail, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday tool .

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Honolulu at 81°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Shark Diving

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park and then relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lihue trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In March in Lihue, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu Beach Park, Kauai Coffee Company
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Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Honaunau Bay. Head to Kona Joe Coffee and Kailua Candy Companyfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, and look for gifts at The Original Donkey Ball Store.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona planning website .

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Honaunau, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kealakekua Bay
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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay

1
night
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 12th (Mon): stop by Big Island Candies, explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Volcano Garden Arts, stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo travel planning site .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hilo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Hilo Coffee Mill, Big Island Candies
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Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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