22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  21​h 30​min
1
Haleiwa, Oahu
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: London

4
nights
Haleiwa, Oahu

Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. We've included these beaches for you: Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skydiving and Turtle Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’U’Ohulu Kai (in Waianae), Keawaula (Yokohama Beach) (in Makaha) and Kapolei (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Ko Olina Lagoons). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharks Cove, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Pakaloha Bikinis - Oahu, and explore the activities along Waimea Bay.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Haleiwa trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Haleiwa is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from London to Haleiwa due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Haleiwa reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Turtle Bay Beach, Pu’U’Ohulu Kai, Keawaula (Yokohama Beach), Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Skydiving
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Relax by the water at Tunnels Beach and Shipwreck Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Polihale State Park and Kauai Coffee Company. There's still lots to do: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Poipu planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Haleiwa to Poipu takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Polihale State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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 get in some beach time at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu), Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), examine the collection at Jagger Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Kahalu'u Beach Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip website .

You can fly from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kahekili Beach Park and Ulua Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Wailea Beach Path and Kamaole Beach Park III. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & Sacred Hearts Mission Church) and Lahaina (Napili Beach & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kihei online day trip planner .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Lahaina, Wailuku, Kapalua, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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