19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  25​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Buenos Aires

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Ka'anapali Beach, Zipline, & more). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana, pause for some serene contemplation at The Awakening Church, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei road trip tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Kihei is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Kihei, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kula Country Farms, Haleakala Crater
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Kailua-Kona (Swim with Dolphins, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Kilauea Iki Trailhead (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, and view the masterpieces at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hilo visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. May in Hilo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Helicopter Tours
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Go for a jaunt from Lihue to Waimea to see Waimea Canyon State Park about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, and contemplate the long history of Kilohana.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lihue trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lihue are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Opaekaa Falls, Kayaking & Canoeing, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Helicopter Tours
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haleiwa
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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