18 days in Hawaii & Ardmore Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii & Ardmore Itinerary

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18 days in Hawaii & Ardmore Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly:  12​h
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h
6
Ardmore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Tulsa

3
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.
Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, take a memorable tour with Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona travel planner .

Tulsa to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulsa to Kailua-Kona is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Tulsa in January, expect Kailua-Kona to be much hotter, temps between 80°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. On the 5th (Sun), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raphael Church, and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Poipu trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. In January in Poipu, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

St. Raphael Church, Opaekaa Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Helicopter Tours

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.
When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Ka'anapali Beach). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kihei online trip planner .

You can 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 January, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Maui Veterans Cemetery, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

3
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Sulphur Banks, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park and take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Ardmore.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

2
nights
Ardmore

Ardmore ©
Ardmore is a business, cultural, and tourism city in and the county seat of Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. Explore Ardmore's surroundings by going to Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro), Blue Ostrich Winery (in Saint Jo) and North Texas Lake Charters (in Denton). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Santa Fe Depot Museum and Plaza, identify plant and animal life at Tucker Tower Nature Center, and examine the collection at Greater Southwest Historical Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ardmore driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Hilo to Ardmore with the Route module. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hilo in January; daily highs in Ardmore reach 53°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ardmore

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

North Texas Lake Charters, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, Santa Fe Depot Museum and Plaza, Blue Ostrich Winery
Highlights from your plan
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas ©
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas
Tucker Tower Nature Center ©
Tucker Tower Nature Center
Blue Ostrich Winery ©
Blue Ostrich Winery

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