18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
3
Lanai City, Lanai
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Perth

4
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.
Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Head to Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Centerfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai Beach, & more) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Honolulu, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in May, expect nights in Honolulu to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Haleakala Crater and Wailea Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ka'anapali Beach and Kapalua Beach. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Kihei, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Maui Hands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Mission, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lahaina online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Haleakala Crater, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

1
night
Lanai City, Lanai

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Hulopoe Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Mike Carroll Gallery, and finally look for gifts at The Local Gentry.

You can plan Lanai City trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahaina to Lanai City. Traveling from Lahaina in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Lanai City, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lanai City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hulopoe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Hulopoe Beach ©
Hulopoe Beach
Lanai Cat Sanctuary ©
Lanai Cat Sanctuary

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.
Head to Volcano Art Center and Volcano Garden Artsfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Akaka Falls State Park. Take a break from Volcano with a short trip to Hilo Farmers Market in Hilo, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Kulanaokuaiki Campground. There's lots more to do: trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Volcano trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lanai City to Volcano. In May in Volcano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at Big Island Bees, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, contemplate the long history of Puukohola National Historic Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona planner .

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Volcano in May, Kailua-Kona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Puukohola National Historic Park, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island Bees, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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