18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Green World Coffee Farms (in Wahiawa), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Honolulu is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in January, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Green World Coffee Farms
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, then admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lihue tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Poipu, Kayaking & Canoeing, Opaekaa Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park, Pohaku T's
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Helicopter Tours
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
On the 14th (Tue), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona road trip tool .

Getting from Lihue to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Baldwin Home Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kihei online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In January in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Waikamoi Preserve, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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