14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14​h
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, get great views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get great views at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. In September, Hanalei is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanakapiai Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
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.
Step out of Lahaina to go to Haleakala National Park and see Haleakala Crater, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina tour planning site .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Maui Ocean Center, Parasailing & Paragliding, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Honolulu online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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