22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  17 h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
3
Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take a memorable drive along Banyan Drive, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then hike along Sulphur Banks, then contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hilo road trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Hilo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Manila to Hilo. Traveling from Manila in June, expect Hilo to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hilo Coffee Mill, Banyan Drive
Highlights from your plan
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

9
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Bring the kids along to Keawakapu Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kamaole Beach Park II (in Kihei), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Haiku Mill (in Haiku). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, stroll through Baby Beach, and explore the fascinating landscape at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina route maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Wailea, Haiku, Kamaole Beach Park II, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

2
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Attractions like Shipwreck Beach and Baby Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, contemplate the long history of Prince Kuhio Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and admire the natural beauty at National Tropical Botanical Garden.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Poipu in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In June in Poipu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

7
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Koko Crater Railway Trail and Skydiving. Bring the kids along to Diamond Head State Monument and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Laniakea Beach, Waimea Bay, &more), Pupukea (Sharks Cove & Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planning website.

Fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Pupukea
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Skydiving

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