22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saddle Road and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Punalu‘U Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawi Center: Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi), Honaunau (Honaunau Bay & Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park) and Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Pololu Valley Lookout, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona journey planner.

Little Rock to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Little Rock to Kailua-Kona is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Little Rock in February: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 81°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Kīlauea, explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and then cruise along Devastation Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hilo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Kihei, Maui

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Napili Beach and Wailea Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Ho'okipa Beach Park and Makena Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach (in Hana), Lahaina Banyan Court (in Lahaina) and Pipiwai Trail (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: stroll through Ulua Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Kihei takes 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and finally cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

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Fly from Kihei to Lihue in 3 hours. In March in Lihue, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Ko Olina Lagoons. Get outdoors at Diamond Head State Monument and Lanikai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Pakaloha Bikinis - Oahu, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll through Puu Ualakaa State Park, and explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.