17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Honolulu
— 1 night
plane:  1 h
2
Kapaau
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  1 h
4
Lahaina
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Lihue
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Chicago

1
night
Honolulu

Honolulu
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder website.

Chicago to Honolulu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Honolulu is minus 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in Honolulu reach 84°F and lows reach 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kapaau.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

2
nights
Kapaau

Kapaau ©
Kapaau is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, at the northern tip of the big island of Hawaii. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waipiʻo Valley Lookout as well as Waipio Valley. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kohala Mountain Range and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pololu Valley Lookout. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Waipio Valley, then take some stellar pictures from Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kapaau trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Honolulu to Kapaau. When traveling from Honolulu in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Kapaau: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kapaau

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Mauna Kea, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout ©
Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

2
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akaka Falls State Park, Holei Sea Arch, Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead and take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kapaau to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Kapaau in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hilo, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

3
nights
Lahaina

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.
Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lahaina driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Lahaina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Lahaina are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel ©
Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

3
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Na Pali Coast State Park, Spouting Horn and Kauai Backcountry Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Lihue to Waimea to see Waimea Canyon State Park about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Poipu Beach Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Lihue in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Poipu, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kauai Backcountry Adventures ©
Kauai Backcountry Adventures

4
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Polynesian Cultural Center, Manoa Falls and Diamond Head State Monument.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday site.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Polynesian Cultural Center
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Manoa Falls ©
Manoa Falls
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

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