17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Lihue, Kauai
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Honolulu, Oahu — 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get in touch with nature at Diamond Head State Monument and Kailua Beach Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, stroll through Waikiki Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Boston to Honolulu is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 4 nights

Crown Jewel of 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and D.T. Fleming Park. Get some cultural insight at Lahaina Printsellers and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum (in Puunene). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, look for gifts at Pakaloha Bikinis, stroll through Kapalua Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lahaina itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 21st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest, then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Lihue.
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Lihue, Kauai — 3 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kilohana and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Coconut Marketplace and Tabora Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Lihue with an excursion to Hanalei Beach in Hanalei--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Kauai Safaris, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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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