22 days in Hawaii & Las Vegas Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii & Las Vegas Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Perth

1
night
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. On the 30th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Art House Hawaii, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, and then kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu vacation builder website .

Perth, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Poipu is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Perth, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Poipu, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Koloa, Wailua Falls
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Hanalei Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. We've included these beaches for you: Tunnels Beach and Ke'e Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and trek along Kalalau Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hanalei online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hanalei are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Ke'e Beach
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Take a break from the city and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea and experience rural life at Greenwell Farms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona attractions planning site .

Getting from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 8th (Tue), trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Punalu‘U Beach. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reeds Bay Beach Park, then look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Volcano trip planner .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Volcano, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lahaina Galleries and Lahaina United Methodist Church. Step out of Lahaina to go to Kihei and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lahaina online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Volcano to Lahaina in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and The Neon Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, stop by Barneys New York, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Las Vegas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lahaina in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Swim with Dolphins and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and look for gifts at Shimazu Shave ice.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu online travel route planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Oahu, Byodo-In Temple, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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