16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

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.
Get outdoors at Lanikai Beach and Waimanalo Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Shark Diving. Step out of Honolulu to go to Pupukea and see Sharks Cove, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Honolulu journey planning site.

Orlando to Honolulu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Honolulu. You will leave for Volcano on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Shark Diving
Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea and then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, trek along Sulphur Banks, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally stroll through Carlsmith Beach Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Volcano trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Volcano in 4.5 hours. In December in Volcano, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kanaloa Octopus Farm and Kona Adventure Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at 49 Black Sand Beach and Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Waialea Beach (in Waimea). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures, play a few rounds at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Golf Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip planning app.

Getting from Volcano to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Kona Adventure Tours ©
Kona Adventure Tours
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach

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Kihei, Maui

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kamaole Beach Park III and Aloha Kayaks Maui. Get outdoors at Kamaole Beach Park II and Little Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Polo Beach, and stroll around Kamaole Beach Park I.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 5.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Aloha Kayaks Maui ©
Aloha Kayaks Maui

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