25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kihei
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Haleakala National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Lahaina
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Philadelphia

9
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hike Maui, Little Beach and Ulua Beach. Bring the kids along to Kamaole Beach Park I and Zipline. Discover out-of-the-way places like Keawakapu Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Kapalua Coastal Trail (in Lahaina), Haiku Mill (in Haiku) and Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary builder tool .

Philadelphia to Kihei is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Kihei, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Kihei are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Maui, Haiku, Kapalua Beach, Hike Maui
Highlights from your plan
Kamaole Beach Park I ©
Kamaole Beach Park I
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zipline

3
nights
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Skyline Hawaii has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Bamboo Forest and then indulge your senses at Skyline Hawaii. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pipiwai Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Waimoku Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Haleakala National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Kihei to Haleakala National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Maui
Highlights from your plan
Pools at Ohe'o ©
Pools at Ohe'o
Skyline Hawaii ©
Skyline Hawaii
Waimoku Falls ©
Waimoku Falls

8
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.
49 Black Sand Beach has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to White Sand Beach and Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Puako), Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau) and Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kiholo Bay, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Haleakala National Park to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keauhou, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Waialea Beach, Waipio Valley, 49 Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahekili Beach Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then stroll through Baby Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

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