21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Waianae, Oahu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: London

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 3rd (Mon), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, then steep yourself in history at Kilohana, then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue trip builder site .

London, UK to Lihue is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 10 hours. In August, Lihue is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Waianae.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Opaekaa Falls
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Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

2
nights
Waianae, Oahu

Waianae ©
Waianae is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. You've now added Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure, then kick back and relax at Makaha Beach Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Ka'ena Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mokuleia Beach Park, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Keawaula (Yokohama Beach).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Waianae trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Lihue to Waianae in 3 hours. Traveling from Lihue in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Waianae. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Honolulu.

Things to do in Waianae

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waialua, Keawaula (Yokohama Beach)
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Makaha Beach Park ©
Makaha Beach Park
Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure ©
Keawaula (Yokohama Beach) ©
Keawaula (Yokohama Beach)

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.
Family-friendly places like Diamond Head State Monument and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Shark Diving) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). The adventure continues: stroll through Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online day trip planner .

You can drive from Waianae to Honolulu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Kualoa Regional Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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.
Attractions like Akaka Falls State Park and Liliuokalani Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Kailua-Kona (Swim with Dolphins & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo road trip planning app .

Fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hilo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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.
Kids will enjoy Maui Ocean Center and Ka'anapali Beach. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Lahaina Banyan Court (in Lahaina) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei route maker .

You can fly from Hilo to Kihei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Ocean Center, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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