17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  27​h
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hanalei Beach and Kalalau Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hanalei Valley Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanalei: Koke`e State Park (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanalei day trip planning tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Hanalei is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Hanalei. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in August: highs in Hanalei hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalalau Trail, Koke`e State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Kalalau Trail ©
Kalalau Trail
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
Jagger Museum and Volcano Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Honaunau Bay and Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Volcano side-trips: Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park, Liliuokalani Gardens, & more) and The Painted Church (in Captain Cook). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Waipi'o Valley, stroll through Sulphur Banks, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Volcano trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hanalei to Volcano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Hanalei in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Volcano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Hilo Coffee Mill, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Honaunau Bay
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Waipi'o Valley ©
Waipi'o Valley

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple. Get some cultural insight at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Iolani Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharks Cove (in Pupukea), Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Laniakea Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, see the vivid underwater world at Pele's Chair, and appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Volcano to Honolulu in 4.5 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Oahu, Byodo-In Temple, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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