14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waipio Valley and Kanaloa Octopus Farm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kona Coffee Living History Farm and Anna Ranch Heritage Center. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau), 49 Black Sand Beach (in Waikoloa) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Magic Sands, take in the dramatic natural features at Kula Kai Caverns, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kailua-Kona is minus 20 hours. In July, Kailua-Kona is warmer than Sydney - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Honaunau Bay, 49 Black Sand Beach, Anna Ranch Heritage Center, Waipio Valley
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Liliuokalani Gardens and Kalapana. Relax by the water at Richardson Beach Park and Carlsmith Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kīlauea, Sulphur Banks, & more), Kehena Black Sand Beach (in Pahoa) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take a memorable drive along Banyan Drive, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kaumana Caves Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in July since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Banyan Drive, Kehena Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get in touch with nature at Diamond Head State Monument and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Sunset Beach Park), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, browse the exhibits of Queen Emma Summer Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online trip maker .

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Halona Blowhole, Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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