22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, look for gifts at The Wine Shop, and contemplate the long history of Prince Kuhio Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Poipu vacation builder.

Sydney, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Poipu. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Poipu reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wine Shop, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Helicopter Tours
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Kihei (Scuba & Snorkeling & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery-Lahaina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria lanakila Catholic Church, and stop by Glass Mango.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina vacation trip planner.

Getting from Poipu to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lahaina are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Hilo Coffee Mill (in Mountain View), Kilauea Iki Trail (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park), Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Kohala Coast). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea Summit, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip builder.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hilo, Hilo Coffee Mill, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Dole Plantation (in Wahiawa), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Oahu, Dole Plantation, 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

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