19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip builder tool.

Aalborg, Denmark to Honolulu is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Aalborg to Honolulu is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Aalborg in December, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Waimea, Kauai

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Polihale State Park, experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, and then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Waimea takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Kona Cloud Forest, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Kailua Pier.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Waimea to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 4 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Get out of town with these interesting Volcano side-trips: Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, surround yourself with nature on Epic Lava Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Volcano online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Volcano when traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kihei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Ka'anapali) and Lahaina Banyan Court (in Lahaina). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III, and relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Volcano to Kihei in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours

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.