22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Happy Trails Hawaii, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and examine the collection at Bishop Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Honolulu is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 12 hours. In April, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Waimea (Polihale State Park & Waimea Canyon State Park) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, see Kipu Ranch Adventures, stroll through Shipwreck Beach, and stop by Pohaku T's.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Poipu tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Poipu in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Kalalau Lookout, Pohaku T's, Wailua River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kipu Ranch Adventures ©
Kipu Ranch Adventures
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Maui Pineapple Tours (in Makawao) and Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, test your problem-solving skills at Maui Escape Rooms, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Poipu to Lahaina in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, Maui Pineapple Tours
Highlights from your plan
Maui Escape Rooms ©
Maui Escape Rooms
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Forest and Trail.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online attractions planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Highlights from your plan
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Swim with Dolphins
Hawaii Forest and Trail ©
Hawaii Forest and Trail

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Volcano: Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park, Liliuokalani Gardens, &more) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs & Holei Sea Arch). And it doesn't end there: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Volcano online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Volcano when traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

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