20 days in Hawaii Itinerary

20 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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20 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Ewa Beach, Oahu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3 h
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Wailea, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
5
Princeville, Kauai
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Ewa Beach, Oahu

Ewa Beach ©
Ewa Beach or simply Ewa is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Ewa District and the City & County of Honolulu along the leeward coast of Oahu in Hawaii. On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ewa Beach travel itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Ewa Beach is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Helsinki to Ewa Beach due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Ewa Beach reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Ewa Beach

Museums Tours

Side Trip

Honolulu
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Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum ©
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Jagger Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and then trek along Kilauea Iki Trail. On the next day, look for gifts at Hilo Farmers Market, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hilo travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ewa Beach to Hilo. In December in Hilo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Hilo Farmers Market ©
Hilo Farmers Market

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Greenwell Farms. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at The Cindy Coats Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Kona Brewing Co..

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island Bees
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Swim with Dolphins
Kona Brewing Company ©
Kona Brewing Company
Big Island Bees ©
Big Island Bees

4
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wailea Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wailea: Lahaina (Kayaking & Canoeing & Whalers Village Museum), Kula (Surfing Goat Dairy & Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery), Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku) and Makawao (Food Tours & Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park II, stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Wailea itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Wailea in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Princeville.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Kula, Lahaina, Maui Tropical Plantation, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
Princeville, Kauai

Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kalalau Trail and Hanalei Beach. Explore Princeville's surroundings by going to Lydgate State Park (in Wailua), Kapaa (Sleeping Giant Trail & Photography Tours), Kauai Coffee Company (in Kalaheo) and Allerton Garden (in Poipu). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai'oli Hui'ia Church, take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ke'e Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeville sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Wailea to Princeville in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kapaa, Kalalau Trail, Ke'e Beach, Lydgate State Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Hanalei Pier ©
Hanalei Pier
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach

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