19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tunnels Beach and Kalalau Trail. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Hanalei Bay. Step out of Hanalei to go to Hanapepe and see Talk Story Bookstore, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanalei vacation tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: highs in Hanalei hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Ke'e Beach, Talk Story Bookstore, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Punalu‘U Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Garden Arts, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Volcano vacation planner .

Fly from Hanalei to Volcano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Hanalei in September, Volcano is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, Punalu‘U Beach, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo Coffee Mill, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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.
Shop till you drop at Karen Lei's Gallery and Laura Mango Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kahekili Beach Park and Makena Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Hana (Hana Gold & Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)), Napili Beach (in Lahaina) and Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, stroll through Keawakapu Beach, sample the fine beverages at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, and work some fitness into your day at Wailea Beach Path.

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Getting from Volcano to Kihei by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. September in Kihei sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Hana, Lahaina, Karen Lei's Gallery, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

7
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.
Head to Ala Moana Center and Wys Galleriesfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Sharks Cove and Kailua Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku), Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach Park, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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You can fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Sharks Cove, Turtle Bay Beach, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons

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