21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Fly:  27​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Kailua-Kona (Swim with Dolphins, Mauna Kea, &more) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hilo tour builder.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Hilo. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in September: highs in Hilo hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

4
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina Banyan Court (in Lahaina). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, relax in the rural setting at Kula Country Farms, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Awakening Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei day trip website .

Getting from Hilo to Kihei by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kula Country Farms, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Lahaina Banyan Court
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Step out of Lihue with an excursion to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, get engrossed in the history at Kauai Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, and stroll through Kalapaki Beach.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Lihue tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Lihue in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Lihue are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Opaekaa Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kualoa Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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