21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights


Honolulu, Oahu — 7 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visit Lanikai Beach and Waimanalo Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Manoa Falls and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Laniakea Beach, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Shark's Cove (in Pupukea) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: trek along Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner.

Seattle to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in Honolulu reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lihue.
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Lihue, Kauai — 3 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wailua Falls and Kauai Coffee Company. Step out of the city life by going to Na Pali Coast State Park and Hanalei Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Lihue side-trips: Aloha Spice Company (in Hanapepe) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). There's still lots to do: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, and get great views at Sleeping Giant Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and 49 Black Sand Beach (in Waikoloa). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm and relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hilo.
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, see the interesting displays at Pacific Tsunami Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then get impressive views of Kīlauea.

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You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kihei.
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Kihei, Maui — 5 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Wailea Beach. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Haliimaile Distilling Company (in Makawao), Lahaina (Hale Pa'i Printing Museum, Napili Beach, &more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Keawakapu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makena Beach, take an in-depth tour of Story of Hawaii Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kihei online visit planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Kihei in 2.5 hours. In March in Kihei, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.