16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lanikai Beach and Photography Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Sharks Cove (in Pupukea) and Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, appreciate the history behind Surfer Statue, stop by 88 Tees, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip maker tool.

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 82°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Lanikai Beach
4.6
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Sharks Cove
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6

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Poipu, Kauai

Poipu
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Koloa Zipline. Explore hidden gems such as Kalalau Trail and Polihale State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei). The adventure continues: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Poipu route planning website.

Getting from Honolulu to Poipu by flight takes about 3 hours. In December in Poipu, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Zipline
Koloa Zipline
4.9

5
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Napili Beach and Makena Beach. Get outdoors at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. When in Kihei, make a side trip to see Skyline Hawaii - Ka'anapali Maui in Ka'anapali, approximately Ka'anapali away. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with Aloha Kayaks Maui, don't miss a visit to Paia Peace Stupa, stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III, and immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip planner.

You can fly from Poipu to Kihei in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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Napili Beach
4.7
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Aloha Kayaks Maui
5.0
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Keawakapu Beach
4.8

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Saddle Road, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and then kick your exploration up a notch at The Umauma Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo vacation builder website.

Getting from Kihei to Hilo by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

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