17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lahaina
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Hana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Polynesian Adventure, Star of Honolulu - Dinner and Whale Watch Cruises and Atlantis Submarines Waikiki. Kids will appreciate attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Waikiki Beach, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip maker website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Honolulu. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, 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

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II.

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Fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Kihei are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea Beach
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

1
night
Lahaina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach and then stroll through Napili Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahaina driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Kihei to Lahaina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

1
night
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
You've now added Haleakala Crater to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haleakala Crater.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Haleakala National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Lahaina to Haleakala National Park by bus takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Haleakala National Park are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Hana.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Huialoha Church, Charles Lindbergh's Grave
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave
Huialoha Church ©
Huialoha Church

2
nights
Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Hana Highway - Road to Hana has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Mon), cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana and then contemplate the long history of Kahanu Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Wai'anapanapa State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach).

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hana road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haleakala National Park to Hana. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hilo.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Wai'anapanapa State Park ©
Wai'anapanapa State Park
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Kahanu Garden ©
Kahanu Garden

5
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
You've now added Big Island Volcano and Rainbow Falls Tour to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Akaka Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Kailua-Kona (Mauna Kea & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Kilauea Iki Trailhead (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, get a new perspective on nature at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, and stop by Basically Books.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Hana to Hilo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. While traveling from Hana, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hilo, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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