22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Laie (Malaekahana State Recreation Area & Polynesian Cultural Center), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Waimea Bay, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online travel route planner.

Santa Maria to Honolulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in March, you will find days in Honolulu are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are much warmer (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 5 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wisdom Flow Yoga (in Makawao), Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and tee off at Kapalua Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lahaina vacation builder.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

America's Wettest City

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 Hilo's surroundings by going to Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center Gallery, Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hilo journey planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Hilo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort .

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 4 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Limahuli Garden and Preserve (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lihue road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. March in Lihue sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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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.