16 days in Kahului, Kailua-Kona & Honolulu Itinerary

16 days in Kahului, Kailua-Kona & Honolulu Itinerary

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16 days in Kahului, Kailua-Kona & Honolulu Itinerary

Start: Honolulu
Fly:  4​h
1
Kahului
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Honolulu
— 11 nights
End: Honolulu

2
nights
Kahului

Kahului ©
Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley State Monument. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kahului trip planner .

Honolulu to Kahului is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Kahului when traveling from Honolulu in April, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kahului

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

2
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kahului to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

11
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Dole Plantation (in Wahiawa). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Oahu, Turtle Bay Beach, Polynesian Cultural Center
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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