17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at Iolani Palace, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Honolulu reach 83°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Take a break from Lihue with a short trip to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Kauai Backcountry Adventures, see Kipu Ranch Adventures, stroll through Shipwreck Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In April in Lihue, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

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Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Maui Pineapple Tours (in Makawao) and Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

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Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©

America's Wettest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Jagger Museum, stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, whizz through the canopy at Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hilo road trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Hiking Trail
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Liliuokalani Gardens
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