22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly
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Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waimea, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Helicopter Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Valley, &more) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Honolulu, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Auckland in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then hike along Kalalau Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and then stroll through Hanalei Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hanalei are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Waimea, Kauai

On the 5th (Thu), experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Polihale State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Aunty Liliko'i, immerse yourself in nature at Waimea Canyon State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Kalalau Lookout, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Koke'e Mountains.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea travel website.

Getting from Hanalei to Waimea by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Waimea

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

4
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Lahaina, Maui

Crown Jewel of 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Kamaole Beach Park III. Venture out of the city with trips to Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park, Kamaole Beach Park II, &more) and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

Getting from Waimea to Lahaina by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Queen's Bath (in Princeville), The Painted Church (in Captain Cook) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Greenwell Farms, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and explore and take pictures at Saddle Road.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

3
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, get impressive views of Kīlauea, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Volcano road trip planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Volcano by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Volcano, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.