16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Kahului, Maui
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Kapalua, Maui
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Lihue
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Newark


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5
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Kailua-Kona (Swim with Dolphins, Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu, & more), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Kilauea Iki Trailhead (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hilo road trip planner.

Newark to Hilo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Hilo. In December, Hilo is much warmer than Newark - with highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kahului.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Banyan Drive, Puukohola National Historic Park, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Swim with Dolphins
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

2
nights
Kahului, Maui

Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then stop by Maui Specialty Chocolate, and finally see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kahului itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Kahului takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kapalua.

Things to do in Kahului

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Kapalua, Maui

Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission and then make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Kapalua Plantation Course, then walk around D.T. Fleming Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Hearts Mission Church.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kapalua vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kahului to Kapalua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kapalua

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lahaina
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

5
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the majestic nature at Wailua River State Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lihue trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kapalua to Lihue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing, Hanalei Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Helicopter Tours
Kilohana ©
Kilohana

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