21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

7
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.
Do your shopping at Volcano Art Center and Hilo Farmers Market. Museum-lovers will get to explore Imiloa Astronomy Center and Lyman Museum. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Kailua-Kona (Swim with Dolphins & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Kona Coffee Living History Farm (in Captain Cook). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, get a new perspective on nature at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, and explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo holiday planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Hilo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

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.
Let the collections at Hana Coast Gallery and Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House capture your imagination. Relax by the water at Ka'anapali Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Maria Lanakila Catholic Church (in Lahaina). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kihei trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. March in Kihei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, Charles Lindbergh's Grave, Hana Coast Gallery, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Relax by the water at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Do your shopping at Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Center. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Ko Hana Distillers (in Waipahu) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Ehukai Beach Park, explore the activities along Waimea Bay, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Ko Hana Distillers, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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