16 days in Kauai, Haleakala National Park & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Itinerary

16 days in Kauai, Haleakala National Park & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Itinerary

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Lihue
— 4 nights
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Haleakala National Park, Maui
— 5 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Lihue — 4 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You've added Poipu Beach Park, Spouting Horn, Kilauea Lighthouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Helicopter Tours and Wailua River State Park. Step out of Lihue with an excursion to Hanalei Valley Lookout in Hanalei--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, party Hawaiian-style at Luau Kalamaku Kauai, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lumahai Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lihue trip site.

Newark to Lihue is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, Lihue is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Haleakala National Park.
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Haleakala National Park, Maui — 5 nights

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
You've added Wailea Beach, Makena Beach, Nakalele Blowhole, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hana Highway - Road to Hana and Haleakala Observatories. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Haleakala Crater, take a peaceful walk through Bamboo Forest, admire the sheer force of Waimoku Falls, and surround yourself with nature on Haleakala Sunrise Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Lihue to Haleakala National Park takes 3 hours. In August in Haleakala National Park, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii — 5 nights

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Kids will enjoy Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and South Point Complex. Change things up with a short trip to Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm Home of Hawaii's Local Buzz in Naalehu (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Holei Sea Arch.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Haleakala National Park to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Haleakala National Park in August, expect nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.
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Maui travel guide

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The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.
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