17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Fly:  16​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Lihue
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kihei
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Lahaina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  5​h 30​min
7
Hana
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Hartford

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.
Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Manoa Falls. Shop till you drop at Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Center. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

Hartford to Honolulu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hartford to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Hartford in January, with highs in Honolulu at 81°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Ala Moana Center ©
Ala Moana Center
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
nights
Lihue

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get some fabulous bargains at Original Red Dirt Shirts, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Menehune Fishpond, steep yourself in history at Kilohana, then walk around Poipu Beach Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Prince Kuhio Park.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lihue online vacation planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. January in Lihue sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu, Eleele, Menehune Fishpond
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm, then do a tasting at Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kihei road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kula, Wailea Beach, Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III

2
nights
Lahaina

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Napili Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and then take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner.

Getting from Kihei to Lahaina by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

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 ©

2
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Devastation Trail, then wander the streets of Kalapana, and then admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Volcano trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Volcano can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Hana.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

3
nights
Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Hana Coast Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wananalua Congregational Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Laura Mango Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave, then stroll through Pipiwai Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hana journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Volcano to Hana in 5.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hana

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Haleakala National Park, Charles Lindbergh's Grave
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Hana Coast Gallery ©
Hana Coast Gallery

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