16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  15​h
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

Make your Kailua-Kona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Montreal, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in July; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

Before you visit Volcano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Volcano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kamaole Beach Park II and Napili Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ho'okipa Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Maui Specialty Chocolate (in Kahului) and Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kamaole Beach Park III). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baby Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Volcano to Lahaina in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Scuba & Snorkeling, Maui Specialty Chocolate, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

5
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kailua Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Waimea Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Oahu, Kailua
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visit Tunnels Beach and Hanalei Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: hike along Kalalau Trail, explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath, identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, and take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Queen's Bath
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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