25 days in Hawaii Itinerary

25 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 6 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Honolulu, Oahu — 7 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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online travel route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Waimea.
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Waimea, Kauai — 3 nights

Waimea is known for nature, beaches, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Koke'e Mountains, take some stellar pictures from Puu Hinahina Lookout, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Waimea trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Waimea in 2.5 hours. January in Waimea sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kihei.
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Kihei, Maui — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Ka'anapali), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Scuba & Snorkeling, Lahaina Banyan Court, &more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, and enjoy breathtaking views from Papawai Scenic Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kihei online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Waimea to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Volcano.
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 5 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Explore Volcano's surroundings by going to Hilo (Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo Farmers Market, &more) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kalapana, Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, &more). There's still lots to do: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Volcano trip website.

Getting from Kihei to Volcano by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Volcano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 3 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kona Cloud Forest and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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