22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  22 h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Paris

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Kailua-Kona (Mokuaikaua Church, Swim with Dolphins, &more) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center Gallery, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, stop by Basically Books, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, and get a new perspective on nature at Mokupapapa Discovery Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo online tour itinerary planner .

Paris, France to Hilo is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Hilo reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kailua-Kona, Jagger Museum
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, and get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lahaina vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha). Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, stop by Garden Isle Bath & Body LLC, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anini Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lihue online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Lihue takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lihue are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kapaa, Kauai, Poipu, Na Pali Coast State Park, Wailua River State Park
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Helicopter Tours

7
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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Shark Diving, Waimea Bay, &more), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, don't miss a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park, Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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