22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii tour itinerary maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly
5
Waimea, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

3
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.
Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, don't miss a visit to Saddle Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona vacation builder website.

Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Los Angeles in October, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead & Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hilo route app.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, plan for little chillier nights in Hilo, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

6
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kualoa Ranch. Change things up with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu tour planning website.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
Waimea, Kauai

Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Waipo’o Falls, take some stellar pictures from Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Puu Hinahina Lookout.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea trip planning website.

Getting from Honolulu to Waimea by flight takes about 4 hours. October in Waimea sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lihue.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks · Nature

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your day by day itinerary now includes Na Pali Coast State Park as well as Wailua Falls. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls and then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lihue trip website.

You can drive from Waimea to Lihue in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.