16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Drive to Hilo International Airport, Fly to Kahului Airport, Drive to Lanai City
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Lanai City, Lanai
— 2 nights
Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport

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Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Battleship Missouri Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Wys Galleries & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, contemplate the long history of Queen Emma Summer Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip planner.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Honolulu at 81°F and lows at 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 5 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.
Maui Hands and Lahaina Galleries will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Awakening Church and Maui Veterans Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and stop by Glass Mango Designs.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Lahaina are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Get in touch with nature at Volcano Art Center Gallery and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Change things up with these side-trips from Volcano: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kalapana & Holei Sea Arch). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'u Huluhulu trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and cruise along Devastation Trail.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano travel route planning tool.

Fly from Lahaina to Volcano in 5 hours. In February in Volcano, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lanai City, Lanai

— 2 nights
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Mike Carroll Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, and then stroll through Hulopoe Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lanai City online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Volcano to Lanai City. Traveling from Volcano in February, you will find days in Lanai City are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanai City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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.