22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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

4
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 outdoors at Waimea Canyon State Park and Poipu Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Swinging Bridge (in Hanapepe). There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll through Shipwreck Beach, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Poipu trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. March in Poipu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Opaekaa Falls, Helicopter Tours, Waimea Canyon State Park, Swinging Bridge, Na Pali Coast State Park
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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

4
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Haleakala Crater and Ka'anapali Beach. Take a break from Kihei with a short trip to Glass Mango in Lahaina, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley State Monument - TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kihei takes 2 hours. In April in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Iao Valley, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kilauea Iki Trail and Hulihe‘e Palace. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Kohala Coast), Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park) and Kilauea (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Mauna Kea Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and experience rural life at Greenwell Farms.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. April in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Jagger Museum, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

8
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Memorial Cemetery-Pacific and U.S. Army Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Dole Plantation (in Wahiawa). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Haleiwa, Dole Plantation
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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