23 days in Hawaii, Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

23 days in Hawaii, Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

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23 days in Hawaii, Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Kihei
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

few
hours
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel itinerary creator.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In August, Honolulu is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Tours
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Helicopter Tours

7
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waikoloa Beach Resort (in Waikoloa), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some photo ops at Hulihe‘e Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and explore and take pictures at Saddle Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. August in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Big Island Bees, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Waikoloa Beach Resort
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

7
nights
Kihei

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Zipline (in Ka'anapali), Lahaina (Lahaina Jodo Mission, Ka'anapali Beach, & more) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley State Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. September in Kihei sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Kapalua Beach, Haleakala Crater, Helicopter Tours
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

7
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). Explore Honolulu further: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Nu’uanu Pali, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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