17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Train + Fly:  27​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  26​h
End: Stuttgart

3
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.
Visit Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaiahao Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour itinerary planner .

Stuttgart, Germany to Honolulu is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Stuttgart in March, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 9th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and finally look for gifts at Ching Young Village Shopping Center. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanalei route builder site .

Getting from Honolulu to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lihue.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then contemplate the long history of Prince Kuhio Park, then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, steep yourself in history at Kilohana, and then don't miss a visit to Kalalau Lookout.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Lihue takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Poipu, Kalalau Lookout, Kauai's Hindu Monastery
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Kilohana ©
Kilohana
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kalalau Lookout ©
Kalalau Lookout

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.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Popular historic sites such as Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Pi'lanihale Heiau are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Laura Mango Art Gallery (in Hana), Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Lahaina Jodo Mission) and Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu). There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haleakala Crater.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kihei road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kihei when traveling from Kailua-Kona in March, with lows around 21°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Charles Lindbergh's Grave, Pi'lanihale Heiau, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

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