16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8 h
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Seattle

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Visit Kalapaki Beach and Lawa'i Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Wailua Falls and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, learn more about the world around you at Kauai Museum, and Head underground at Wet and Dry Caves, Kauai.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lihue trip itinerary planning site.

Seattle to Lihue is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Lihue. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect Lihue to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Koloa, Kapaa, Wet and Dry Caves, Kauai
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Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Manoa Falls and Lanikai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Waimea Bay), Sharks Cove (in Pupukea) and Waimanalo Beach (in Waimanalo). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kuhio Beach, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Pillboxes, and take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Sharks Cove, Halona Blowhole, Waimanalo Beach
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Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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.
Visit Napili Beach and Kapalua Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Honolua Bay and Kahekili Beach Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, shop like a local with Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Honolua Bay, Kapalua Beach
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head off the coast to Coconut Island, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kaumana Caves Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Wailuku River State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coconut Island ©
Coconut Island
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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