20 days in Hawaii Itinerary

20 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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20 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  12​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamaole Beach Park II and Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: Kamaole Beach Park III and Napili Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & Sacred Hearts Mission Church). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Makena Beach, stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Kihei is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Kihei. In July, Kihei is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kapalua, Wailea, Napili Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Zipline

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Punalu‘U Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Jagger Museum, get impressive views of Kīlauea, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Volcano tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kihei to Volcano in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Volcano are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Punalu‘U Beach, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kealakekua Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, view the masterpieces at Kona Henna, and stroll through Kahaluu Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Volcano to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kealakekua Bay, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Waimea Valley. Visit USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple for their historical value. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore and take pictures at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online trip maker .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Byodo-In Temple, Kailua Beach Park, Waimea Valley
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

4
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Explore hidden gems such as Tunnels Beach and Queen's Bath. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

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Getting from Honolulu to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Na Pali Coast State Park, Queen's Bath, Ke'e Beach
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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