16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lihue, Kauai
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Lihue, Kauai

— 2 nights
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: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, get to know the fascinating history of Kalalau Lookout, and stroll around Poipu Beach Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue online trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Lihue, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Lihue hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahaina travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. October in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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 18th (Fri): trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

Plan trip to Hilo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 4.5 hours. October in Hilo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.