16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Newark

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Parasailing & Paragliding. For shopping fun, head to Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co or Lahaina Galleries. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kapalua Beach, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina vacation maker app .

Newark to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Lahaina, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lahaina when traveling from Newark in June, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Kapalua, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Visit Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and look for gifts at Madre Chocolate.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu online travel route planner .

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, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Halona Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Visiting Tunnels Beach and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Polihale State Park and Kalapaki Beach. Explore Lihue's surroundings by going to Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei) and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (in Kilauea). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, shop like a local with Seductions of Kauai Gallery, get great views at Sleeping Giant Trail, and trek along Kauai Path.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kapaa, Poipu, Kauai, Kealia Farm Market, Polihale State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

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