17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
4
Lanai City, Lanai
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Get a sense of the local culture at Kauai Museum and Prince Kuhio Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Wai`oli Hui`ia Church (in Hanalei) and Original Red Dirt Shirts (in Eleele). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lihue trip itinerary builder website .

Vancouver, Canada to Lihue is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Lihue. In June, Lihue is somewhat warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Poipu, Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, Original Red Dirt Shirts, Scuba & Snorkeling, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Getting from Lihue to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Let the collections at Hana Coast Gallery and Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Lahaina Front Street and Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Ka'anapali Beach (in Lahaina) and Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, get engrossed in the history at Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kihei sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. June in Kihei sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina, Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, Hana Coast Gallery, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Hana Coast Gallery ©
Hana Coast Gallery
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave

2
nights
Lanai City, Lanai

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Mike Carroll Gallery, then look for gifts at The Local Gentry, then identify plant and animal life at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, and finally kick back and relax at Hulopoe Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lanai Culture & Heritage Center, and then contemplate the long history of Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lanai City trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kihei to Lanai City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kihei in June: high temperatures in Lanai City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lanai City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hulopoe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lanai Cat Sanctuary ©
Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Hulopoe Beach ©
Hulopoe Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the landmark architecture of Shangri La, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lanai City to Honolulu. Traveling from Lanai City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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