17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Tokyo

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, stroll around Ala Moana Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nu’uanu Pali, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ko Olina Lagoons.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker website .

Tokyo, Japan to Honolulu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Honolulu is minus 19 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Ko Olina Lagoons, Waimea Valley, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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 discover tucked-away gems like Hawaiian Paddle Sports and Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Maui Beach Boys (in Kihei). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, stop by Pakaloha Bikinis, and examine the collection at Whalers Village Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Maui Beach Boys ©
Maui Beach Boys
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kona Diving Company and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park & Honaunau Bay). There's lots more to do: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, and relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona itinerary planning site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Honaunau, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Jagger Museum, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kona Diving Company ©
Kona Diving Company
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

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