23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Kailua-Kona), Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and Head underground at Kula Kai Caverns.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Hilo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Hilo to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Kula Kai Caverns, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Swim with Dolphins
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

6
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's lots more to do: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Wailea Beach
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Hanalei (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, Head underground at Fern Grotto, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lihue route planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Lihue takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei, Poipu, Kapaa, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

7
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
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 (Scuba & Snorkeling, Waimea Bay, & more). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu visit planning website .

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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