17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Haleakala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Poipu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Kihei
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Wailuku
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Richmond

2
nights
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hanawi Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Haleakala National Park trip app .

Richmond to Haleakala National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Richmond in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Haleakala National Park: highs are around 90°F and lows about 72°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hanalei.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hanawi Falls
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Hanawi Falls ©
Hanawi Falls

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 1st (Mon), kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach and then trek along Kalalau Trail. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hanalei Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, then cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanalei trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Haleakala National Park to Hanalei takes 4 hours. In September in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Queen's Bath
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Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

1
night
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, and then stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Poipu trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kauai Coffee Company
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Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company

2
nights
Kailua-Kona

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 4th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), then relax in the rural setting at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, then experience rural life at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Kona Brewing Company.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Greenwell Farms, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms

2
nights
Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and finally stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hilo trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

3
nights
Kihei

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kamaole Beach Park II. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Ka'anapali Beach (in Lahaina), Pakaloha Bikinis (in Paia) and Zipline (in Haiku). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III, sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company, sample the fine beverages at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, and kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paia, Zipline, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Ka'anapali Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Zipline

3
nights
Wailuku

Wailuku ©
Wailuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Iao Valley has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Wailuku First Friday and then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Hearts Mission Church and then look for gifts at Karen Lei's Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wailuku trip itinerary maker tool .

Wailuku is just a short distance from Kihei. In October, daily temperatures in Wailuku can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Wailuku

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kapalua, Karen Lei's Gallery, Maui Dharma Center
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Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley
Sacred Hearts Mission Church ©
Sacred Hearts Mission Church
Maui Dharma Center ©
Maui Dharma Center

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