21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  22​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls and then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Hilo is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to Hilo, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Hilo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hilo Farmers Market ©
Hilo Farmers Market
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
On the 13th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip website .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Napili Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and stop by Glass Mango Designs.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lahaina day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleakala Crater, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

8
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. For shopping fun, head to Polynesian Cultural Center or Ala Moana Center. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu route builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 28th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lihue holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lihue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Lihue

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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