16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
5
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Napili Beach and Wailea Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park III & Kamaole Beach Park II) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). It doesn't end there: stroll through Kapalua Beach and trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary website.

Columbus to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lahaina, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea Beach, Zipline, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Zipline

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Relax by the water at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Honaunau Bay will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Queen's Bath (in Princeville), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, look for gifts at Big Island Harley Davidson, and stroll through 49 Black Sand Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Honaunau, Queen's Bath, Kealakekua Bay, 49 Black Sand Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, thenget a new perspective on nature at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, thenadmire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Jagger Museum, get impressive views of Kīlauea, thentrek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, Hilo is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lanikai Beach and Sharks Cove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Sunset Beach Park). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 3 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Kualoa Regional Park, Sharks Cove
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Waimea Valley ©
Waimea Valley
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 11th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In August in Lihue, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Zipline, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

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