16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
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Kihei, Maui
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and Byodo-In Temple. Visiting Diamond Head State Monument and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail will get you outdoors. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, and cruise along Makapu'u Point.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

London, UK to Honolulu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Honolulu, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pipiwai Trail and Zipline. Visiting Kamaole Beach Park II and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Lahaina (Old Lahaina Courthouse, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III, relax in the rural setting at Surfing Goat Dairy, and kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kihei tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Lihue to Kihei in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kihei are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.