17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina
— 5 nights
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Kalapana
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights

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Honolulu

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.
When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately Kailua away. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the long history of Washington Place, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary planning site.

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Lahaina

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.
Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Iao Valley in Wailuku, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, experience rural life at Punakea Palms, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina online vacation planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Kalapana.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Punakea Palms ©
Punakea Palms
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

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Kalapana

Kalapana ©
Kalapana is a town and region in the Puna District on the Island of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands.In 1986, lava flows from the Kupaianaha vent of KÄ«lauea destroyed and partly buried most of the town, as well as Kalapana Gardens and nearby Royal Gardens subdivisions. Kalapana is known for nature, historic sites, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Kalapana, admire the majestic nature at MacKenzie State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Star of the Sea Painted Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kalapana sightseeing website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahaina to Kalapana. December in Kalapana sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kalapana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Star of the Sea Painted Church ©
Star of the Sea Painted Church

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Kailua-Kona

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Forest and Trail, and take an in-depth tour of H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kalapana to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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