17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
On the 19th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm and then take a stroll through Holualoa Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, look for gifts at 2nd Wave Beach and Boat, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona journey tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in September, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Swim with Dolphins
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then cruise along Devastation Trail, and finally stroll through Pu'u Huluhulu trail. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally hike along Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Volcano journey planner.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Volcano when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Makawao (Maui Pineapple Tours & Maui Veterans Cemetery), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Volcano to Lahaina takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, stop by Aunty Liliko'i, then take the plunge with Skydive Kauai, and finally walk around Poipu Beach Park. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at Kauai Backcountry Adventures, and then see Kipu Ranch Adventures.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lihue tour planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kauai Backcountry Adventures ©
Kauai Backcountry Adventures
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Skydive Kauai ©
Skydive Kauai

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