17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, Florida
Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 45 min
End: Jacksonville, Florida

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planning tool.

Jacksonville to Honolulu is an approximately 15- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jacksonville in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Valley of the Temples, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

5
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: Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, get impressive views of Molokini Crater, appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volcano: Hilo (Banyan Gallery, Liliuokalani Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents.

Start your trip to Volcano by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Volcano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Volcano sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Steam Vents
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at The Vanillerie, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
The Vanillerie ©
The Vanillerie

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