16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Edmonton

8
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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Dole Plantation (in Wahiawa), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery-Pacific, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Honolulu is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Edmonton to Honolulu. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in April: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Dole Plantation, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Kohala Coast) and Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea Summit, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kihei (Scuba & Snorkeling & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, pause for some photo ops at Jodo Mission Lahaina, stop by Glass Mango, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina itinerary builder.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Maui Ocean Center, Haleakala Crater, Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

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