18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Poipu
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Quebec City


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2
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.
On the 1st (Fri), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip planner .

Quebec City, Canada to Hilo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Hilo is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Quebec City in April, things will get warmer in Hilo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

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Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hilo in May since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Puukohola National Historic Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Lahaina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kalepolepo Beach Park, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, Maui Ocean Center
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

6
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.
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). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, get into the urban bustle at Polynesian Cultural Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel route website .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. When in Poipu, make a side trip to see Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea, approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, stroll through Shipwreck Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Raphael Church.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Poipu trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Poipu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, St. Raphael Church
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden

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