18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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 Ka'anapali Beach. Visit Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church for their historical value. Step out of Lahaina to go to Wailea and see Wailea Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Mission.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip maker tool.

Phoenix to Lahaina is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in June, you will find days in Lahaina are colder (84°F), and nights are slightly colder (72°F). On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip app.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Honolulu are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waimea, Kauai

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Polihale State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Waimea day trip site.

Getting from Honolulu to Waimea by flight takes about 4 hours. In July in Waimea, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Saddle Road and then kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona travel route planner.

You can fly from Waimea to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. July in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Honomu Goat Dairy, enjoy the sand and surf at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, and then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, then look for gifts at Kilauea Kreations, and then take a stroll through Kalapana.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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.