22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Exeter

5
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Ka'anapali Beach, & more) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kihei route planner.

Exeter, UK to Kihei is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Exeter to Kihei. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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, & more), Swim with Dolphins (in Kailua-Kona) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hilo sightseeing site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. October in Hilo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Swim with Dolphins, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
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Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Kalalau Lookout.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lihue trip itinerary website .

Getting from Hilo to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lihue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Hanalei Valley Lookout, Pohaku T's, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Helicopter Tours
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu sightseeing planner .

Fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Honolulu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, 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

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