24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Bus:  25​h
1
Lahaina
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Princeville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Poipu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Honolulu
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  22​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

5
nights
Lahaina

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wailea Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea (Wailea Beach Path, Makena Beach, & more), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II, and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Lahaina is an approximately 25-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Lahaina is minus 11 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in October, with highs in Lahaina at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

4
nights
Kailua-Kona

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 Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Punalu‘U Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa) and Rainbow Falls (in Hilo). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take an in-depth tour of H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip maker tool .

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Princeville.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Rainbow Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

3
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Ke'e Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Na Pali Coast State Park and Tunnels Beach. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and get great views at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Princeville trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Princeville in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Princeville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Na Pali Coast State Park, Ke'e Beach
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach

3
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wailua Falls and Shipwreck Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Sleeping Giant Trail (in Kapaa) and Polihale State Park (in Waimea). There's much more to do: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip planner .

You can drive from Princeville to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Sleeping Giant Trail, Polihale State Park, Kauai Coffee Company, Swinging Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

7
nights
Honolulu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kapolei (Ko Olina Lagoons & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Sharks Cove (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapolei, Kailua, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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