16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hauula
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Kaneohe
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Waimanalo
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Hana
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu


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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 inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Queen Emma Summer Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, stop by Honolulu Cookie Company Hilton Hawaiian Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu tour planner.

New Orleans to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Orleans to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in June since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Photography Tours

2
nights
Kihei

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
On the 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park and then kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kihei trip tool .

Getting from Honolulu to Kihei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Kihei are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III

2
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): view the masterpieces at 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, do a tasting at Volcano Winery, then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Volcano Garden Arts, stroll around Carlsmith Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Volcano trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Volcano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hauula.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hilo, Kīlauea
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

2
nights
Hauula

Hauula ©
Hauula is a census-designated place and rural community in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu, City & County of Honolulu. On the 24th (Mon), walk around Pupukea Beach Park, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kokololio Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Makaha Beach Park and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hauula trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Volcano to Hauula. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaneohe.

Things to do in Hauula

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Waianae
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Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Swim with Dolphins
Makaha Beach Park ©
Makaha Beach Park

1
night
Kaneohe

Kaneohe ©
Kāneohe is a census-designated place (CDP) included in the City and County of Honolulu and located in Hawaii state District of Koolaupoko on the island of Oahu. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kane'ohe Bay, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Temples, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Byodo-In Temple, and finally trek along Aiea Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Manoa Chocolate Hawaii, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hamama Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kualoa Regional Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaneohe day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hauula to Kaneohe takes an hour. Traveling from Hauula in June, Kaneohe is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waimanalo.

Things to do in Kaneohe

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kailua, Oahu, Aiea Loop Trail
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Kane'ohe Bay ©
Kane'ohe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple

2
nights
Waimanalo

Waimanalo ©
Waimānalo is a census-designated place (CDP) in the City & County of Honolulu, in the District of Koolaupoko on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Lanikai Pillbox Hike, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellows Field Beach Park, and then stroll through Waimanalo Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Pele's Chair and then kick back and relax at Kaiona Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Waimanalo vacation planning site .

Waimanalo is just a short distance from Kaneohe. June in Waimanalo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hana.

Things to do in Waimanalo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oahu
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Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach
Pele's Chair ©
Pele's Chair

2
nights
Hana

Hana
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Laura Mango Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach), and then view the masterpieces at Hana Coast Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hana trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Waimanalo to Hana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In June, daily temperatures in Hana can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Highlights from your plan
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Hana Coast Gallery ©
Hana Coast Gallery

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