18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Visit Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kahaluu Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Kawaihae to see Puukohola National Historic Park about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and choose your vessel at Kona Boat Rentals.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona tour itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Kailua-Kona is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Puukohola National Historic Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Volcano Art Center and Jagger Museum. Visiting Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Kulanaokuaiki Campground will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volcano: Hilo (Liliuokalani Gardens & Akaka Falls State Park) and Holei Sea Arch (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). And it doesn't end there: trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, cruise along Devastation Trail, and head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Volcano trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Volcano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Haleakala Crater. You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Kalepolepo Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from Kihei to Lahaina to see Zipline about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach, admire all the interesting features of Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), and enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kihei trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Volcano to Kihei takes 3 hours. February in Kihei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater, Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Waikiki Beach and Lanikai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, explore and take pictures at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Oahu
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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