18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii holiday planner

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Princeville, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Princeville, Kauai

— 3 nights
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Kids will enjoy Hanalei Beach and Hanalei Valley Lookout. Visiting Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) and Secret Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Makana O Kauai Scuba Adventures, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Turtle Cove, and enjoy the sand and surf at Puu Poa Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeville trip itinerary site.

New York City to Princeville is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Princeville due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Princeville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Princeville

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Painted Church and Puukohola National Historic Park. Attractions like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Swim with Dolphins make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Waialea Beach (in Waimea), 49 Black Sand Beach (in Waikoloa) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, Head underground at Lava Tube Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach, and hike along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Princeville to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Sulphur Banks, get impressive views of Kīlauea, and then examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Epic Lava Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Garden Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kazumura Cave Tours.

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You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Volcano, with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanikai Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Kids will enjoy Diamond Head State Monument and Photography Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Waimanalo (Waimanalo Beach & Bellows Field Beach Park), Pillbox Hike (in Kailua) and Sharks Cove (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ala Moana Beach Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at Ko Olina Lagoons.

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Getting from Volcano to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.