17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Waimea, Kauai
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planning website.

Sacramento to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sacramento in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Waimea.
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Waimea, Kauai — 5 nights

Waimea is known for nature, beaches, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, Head underground at Na Pali Makai, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Waimea tour itinerary app.

Getting from Honolulu to Waimea by flight takes about 2.5 hours. June in Waimea sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau). Fill the 12th (Mon) with excitement at Big Island Buggy. And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort , and explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

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Traveling by flight from Waimea to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.
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