20 days in Hawaii Itinerary

20 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Attractions like Maui Ocean Center and Wailea Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Wo Hing Temple Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip planning app.

New York City to Lahaina is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lahaina is minus 5 hours. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kapalua, Wailea Beach, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): experience rural life at Hala Tree, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, thenkick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Mauna Kea Beach and then stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. In July in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hala Tree, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kids will enjoy Poipu Beach Park and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lihue travel route builder site.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Na Pali Coast State Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Hanalei Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and admire the striking features of Shangri La.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip website.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Oahu, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 10:
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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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