16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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1
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Relax by the water at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Wailua Falls and Na Pali Coast State Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lihue route builder website.

Brisbane, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lihue. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lihue when traveling from Brisbane in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hanalei Beach, Tunnels Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kamaole Beach Park III and Makena Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Zipline (in Haiku), Lahaina (River Rafting & Tubing & Kapalua Coastal Trail) and Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley and look for gifts at Maui Specialty Chocolate.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kihei holiday planner.

Getting from Lihue to Kihei by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Specialty Chocolate, Iao Valley
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, thenexplore and take pictures at Saddle Road, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get impressive views of Kīlauea, thenexamine the collection at Jagger Museum, thenhike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hilo road trip planning website.

You can fly from Kihei to Hilo in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Saddle Road, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

7
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Do your shopping at Ala Moana Center and Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Sharks Cove (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Sunset Beach Park) and Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei). And it doesn't end there: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and look for gifts at Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In May in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour, Sharks Cove, Halona Blowhole
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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