17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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 find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Tutu's Pantry (in Kihei) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Lahaina is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In April, Lahaina is much hotter than Calgary - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 7 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Malaekahana State Recreation Area (in Laie) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai

— 3 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Aunty Liliko'i). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Poipu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 4 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Change things up with these side-trips from Volcano: Hilo (Helicopter Tours, Liliuokalani Gardens, &more) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Holei Sea Arch & Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Volcano road trip planning app.

Fly from Poipu to Volcano in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.