18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Budapest

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, look for gifts at Maui Mike's Beach House, take a memorable tour with Tours, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lahaina journey app .

Budapest, Hungary to Lahaina is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Budapest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lahaina, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

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 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stroll through Mauna Kea Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online itinerary planner .

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lihue trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lihue are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Na Pali Coast State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Waimea Canyon State Park, Swinging Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, 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

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