23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, wander the streets of Holualoa Village, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally stop by 2nd Wave Beach and Boat.

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Melbourne, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Kailua-Kona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Volcano.
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 4 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Explore Volcano's surroundings by going to Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden (in Papaikou), Hilo (Hilo Farmers Market, Lyman Museum, &more) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kalapana & Holei Sea Arch). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Volcano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Volcano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 5 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailuku (Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House & Iao Valley) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, view the masterpieces at Maui Hands, and appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Volcano to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. January in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hanalei.
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Hanalei, Kauai — 3 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Kapaa (Kauai Path & Kayaking & Canoeing), Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Koke'e Mountains) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, kick back and relax at Anini Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, and cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hanalei takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 8 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip website.

You can fly from Hanalei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.
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