18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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18 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Waialua, Oahu
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  23 h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Waialua, Oahu

Waialua ©
Waialua is a census-designated place and North Shore community in the Waialua District on the island of Oahu, City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Waimea Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Turtle Bay Beach and Laniakea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Waialua side-trips: Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei) and Kapiolani Regional Park (in Honolulu). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park and look for gifts at Pakaloha Bikinis.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Waialua trip generator.

Adelaide, Australia to Waialua is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 19 hours traveling from Adelaide to Waialua due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in August, things will get warmer in Waialua: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Waialua

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Turtle Bay Beach, Ko Olina Lagoons, Kapiolani Regional Park
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Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Laniakea Beach ©
Laniakea Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kilauea and Kilauea Iki Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) and Holei Sea Arch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (in Papaikou) and Zipline (in Hakalau). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum and take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Volcano holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waialua to Volcano. In August, daytime highs in Volcano are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Honaunau Bay and Greenwell Farms. Explore hidden gems such as Kohala Zipline and Swim with Dolphins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Pololu Valley Lookout, sample the tasty concoctions at Kona Brewing Co., enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Greenwell Farms, Kohala Zipline, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Kohala Zipline ©
Kohala Zipline

4
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step off the beaten path and head to Kamaole Beach Park II and Kapalua Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Zipline (in Haiku), Lahaina (Whalers Village Museum, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, relax in the rural setting at Surfing Goat Dairy, stroll through Makena Beach, and look for gifts at Sweet Paradise Chocolatier.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kihei sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Kapalua Beach, Surfing Goat Dairy, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

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