17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Wailea, Maui
— 3 nights
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Hana, Maui
— 2 nights
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Paia, Maui
— 1 day
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Hanalei, Kauai
— 5 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Wailea, Maui

— 3 nights
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. You've added Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hawaiian Ocean Sports, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Maluaka Beach and Wailea Beach Path. Relax by the water at Kapalua Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. Step out of Wailea with an excursion to Iao Valley in Wailuku--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wailea driving holiday planning app.

Lexington to Wailea is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lexington to Wailea due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in March: high temperatures in Wailea hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hana.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hana, Maui

— 2 nights
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Halfway to Hana, Waimoku Falls, Pools at Ohe'o, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Waimoku Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Hana Lava Tubes, explore by horseback at Pipiwai Trail, look for gifts at Halfway to Hana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahanu Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fagan's Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Wai'anapanapa State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koki Beach, stop by Hasegawa's General Store, then take an in-depth tour of Hana Cultural Center, then don't miss a visit to Charles Lindbergh's Grave, and finally stroll through Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hana online tour builder.

Getting from Wailea to Hana by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Hana, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Paia.

Things to do in Hana

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Paia, Maui

— 1 day
Pāia is a census-designated place in Maui County, Hawaii, on the northern coast of the island of Maui. Your day by day itinerary now includes Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards as well as Haleakala Crater. On the 10th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards and then explore the striking landscape at Haleakala Crater.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paia itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hana to Paia takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in March, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hanalei.

Things to do in Paia

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Hanalei, Kauai

— 5 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail and Tunnels Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kauai Museum and Kalalau Lookout. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Anini Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea (Polihale State Park & Waimea Canyon State Park) and Lihue (Kalapaki Beach & Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paia to Hanalei takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Volcano.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Kīlauea and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Punalu‘U Beach, stroll through Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then shop like a local with Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea. On the next day, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then stroll through Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, then identify plant and animal life at Devastation Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Volcano online itinerary planner.

Fly from Hanalei to Volcano in 4.5 hours. In March in Volcano, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mauna Kea as well as Hawaii Forest and Trail. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, get a dose of the wild on Hawaii Forest and Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kealakekua Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honaunau Bay, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona itinerary planner.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.