17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Madrid

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oahu Nature Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, and pick up some local products at Saturday Farmer's Market KCC.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary app .

Madrid, Spain to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Madrid to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

2
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Kīlauea has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): cruise along Chain of Craters Rd, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Kalapana, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

Find out how to plan Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Chain of Craters Rd
Highlights from your plan
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Honaunau to see Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: experience rural life at Greenwell Farms and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Punakea Palms Coconut Farm. Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Ho'okipa Beach Park in Paia--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lahaina route planning app .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm ©
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

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