22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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


Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 24th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Puu Ualakaa State Park, then kick back and relax at Kahala Beach, and then examine the collection at Epic Aloha. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kuhio Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Augustine by-the-Sea.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker site.

Atlanta to Honolulu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in March, expect nights in Honolulu to be much warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hilo.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jagger Museum and Lyman Museum. Get in touch with nature at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) and Liliuokalani Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Kīlauea (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park), Akatsuka Orchid Gardens (in Volcano) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip maker site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In March in Hilo, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Michael the Archangel Church and Mokuaikaua Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hula Daddy Kona Coffee and White Sand Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Captain Cook to see Big Island Bees about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online holiday maker.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lihue.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai — 5 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Kealia Beach and Makauwahi Cave Reserve. There's lots more to do: stroll through Na Pali Coast, look for gifts at Kapaia Stitchery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Menehune Fishpond.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Lahaina — 7 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kamaole Beach Park III and Kamaole Beach Park II. Get some historical perspective at Old Lahaina Courthouse and Wo Hing Temple Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea (Ulua Beach & Wailea Beach Path) and Moana Glass by Ryan Staub (in Kahului). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Kapalua Coastal Trail, kick back and relax at Baby Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina road trip tool.

Fly from Lihue to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In April in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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.

Kauai travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.

Maui travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.