18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the next day, get great views at Puu Hinahina Lookout, thentake in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue trip planner.

Newark to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Lihue, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lihue, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea, Hanalei Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park, Tunnels Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the galleries of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, thenstroll through Kahaluu Beach, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lihue to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In June in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kahaluu Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, thenhike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, thentrek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. On the next day, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Hilo Farmers Market, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hilo planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Hilo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, steep yourself in history at Lahaina Jodo Mission, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Awakening Church.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, The Awakening Church
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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