17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Kipahulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Hana
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Kahului
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Honolulu
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  13​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Kipahulu

Kipahulu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laulima Farm as well as Waimoku Falls. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Waimoku Falls and then relax in the rural setting at Laulima Farm.

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

Washington DC to Kipahulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Kipahulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Kipahulu, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kahului.

Things to do in Kipahulu

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maui
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Waimoku Falls ©
Waimoku Falls
Ke‘anae Point ©
Ke‘anae Point
Laulima Farm ©
Laulima Farm

2
nights
Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
You've now added Hamoa Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahanu Garden, then kick back and relax at Hamoa Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach). On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Eden Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hana trip builder app .

You can drive from Kipahulu to Hana in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kahului.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Maui
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Hamoa Beach ©
Hamoa Beach
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)

1
night
Kahului

Kahului ©
Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kahului visit planner.

You can fly from Hana to Kahului in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Kahului sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kahului

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Wailuku
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley
Helicopter Tours

5
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Attractions like Akaka Falls State Park and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Gardens, & more) and Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), get outside with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, and get impressive views of Kīlauea.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sightseeing website .

Getting from Kahului to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Jagger Museum, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Kula Kai Caverns
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground

6
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kids will enjoy Diamond Head State Monument and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu vacation maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Swim with Dolphins, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kualoa Regional Park, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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