19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lanikai Beach and Swim with Dolphins. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Sharks Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kailua), Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

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Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Ka'ena Point State Park, Sharks Cove, Byodo-In Temple
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Skydiving

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Step off the beaten path and head to Wailua Falls and Kalalau Lookout. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kalapaki Beach and Hanalei Bay. Step out of Lihue to go to Princeville and see Queen's Bath, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kilohana, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, learn more about the world around you at Kauai Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip planning website .

Getting from Honolulu to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Queen's Bath
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Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Hanalei Bay ©
Hanalei Bay

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kihei Baptist Chapel and Mantokuji Temple Mission of Paia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kalepolepo Beach Park. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali), Kahekili Beach Park (in Lahaina) and Wailua Falls (in Hana). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, delve into the lush surroundings at Bamboo Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at The Awakening Church, and trek along Waihee Ridge Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kihei trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Paia, Parasailing & Paragliding, Bamboo Forest, Waihee Ridge Trail, Pools at Ohe'o
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Holei Sea Arch and Liliuokalani Gardens. For shopping fun, head to Hilo Farmers Market or Hilo Coffee Mill. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carlsmith Beach Park, cruise along Chain of Craters Rd, Head underground at Kaumana Caves Park, and kick back and relax at Reeds Bay Beach Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo trip builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo Coffee Mill, Chain of Craters Rd, Holei Sea Arch
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Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Chain of Craters Rd ©
Chain of Craters Rd

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