16 days in Oahu, Kauai & Maui Itinerary

16 days in Oahu, Kauai & Maui Itinerary

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16 days in Oahu, Kauai & Maui Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Haleiwa
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h
2
Hanalei
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kihei
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Haleiwa

Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument and Wys Galleries. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Banzai Pipeline and Laniakea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haleiwa: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kailua), Kapolei (Ko Olina Lagoons & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay, get into the urban bustle at Polynesian Cultural Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park, and stroll through Sharks Cove.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Haleiwa road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Haleiwa is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Haleiwa hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Ko Olina Lagoons, Kayaking & Canoeing, Kualoa Regional Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Skydiving
Banzai Pipeline ©
Banzai Pipeline
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons

5
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Hanalei Bay and Kalapaki Beach. Get some cultural insight at Tabora Gallery and Menehune Fishpond. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Kauai Coffee Company (in Kalaheo), Poipu (Shipwreck Beach & Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail) and Polihale State Park (in Waimea). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach, stroll through Hanalei Beach, and trek along Kalalau Trail.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hanalei fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Haleiwa to Hanalei by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanalei are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Princeville, Lihue, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

6
nights
Kihei

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles Lindbergh's Grave and Kahanu Garden. We've included these beaches for you: Wailea Beach Path and Kamaole Beach Park III. Venture out of the city with trips to Napili Beach (in Lahaina), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali) and Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, stroll through Kamaole Beach Park II, sample the fine beverages at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haleakala Crater.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kihei trip planning app .

Fly from Hanalei to Kihei in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kihei are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kula, Hana, Honolua Bay, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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