22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Iao Valley and Ka'anapali Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Zipline, Baldwin Home Museum, &more), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and stroll through Wailea Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei travel route planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Kihei is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Kihei due to the time zone difference. December in Kihei sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Waikamoi Preserve, Holy Ghost Mission, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Imiloa Astronomy Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, look for gifts at Basically Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hilo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Swim with Dolphins
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Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Family-friendly places like Waimea Canyon State Park and Poipu Beach Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Hanalei (Hanalei Valley Lookout & Hanalei Beach). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and explore the activities along Menehune Fishpond.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue vacation builder app.

Fly from Hilo to Lihue in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei, Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Diamond Head State Monument and Kailua Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In January in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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