22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Waialua, Oahu
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Princeville, Kauai
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
3
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Newark

2
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. On the 24th (Tue), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ko Olina Lagoons, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ka'ena Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waimea Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Waialua trip planner.

Newark to Waialua is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Waialua is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in October, expect Waialua to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Princeville.

Things to do in Waialua

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Ka'ena Point State Park, Ko Olina Lagoons, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay

5
nights
Princeville, Kauai

Princeville ©
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. Get in touch with nature at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Hanalei Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queen's Bath and Shipwreck Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Princeville side-trips: Kauai Coffee Company (in Kalaheo) and Kalapaki Beach (in Lihue). And it doesn't end there: hike along Kalalau Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, get your game on at Kauai Mini Golf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ke'e Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Princeville tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waialua to Princeville. Traveling from Waialua in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Princeville, with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei, Poipu, Kauai Mini Golf & Botanical Gardens, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kamaole Beach Park III. Step out of the city life by going to Kamaole Beach Park II and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Zipline (in Haiku), Lahaina (Whalers Village Museum & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Maui Friends of The Library Used Book Store, and experience rural life at Surfing Goat Dairy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kihei online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Princeville to Kihei in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Friends of The Library Used Book Store, Scuba & Snorkeling, Maui Tropical Plantation, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Zipline
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 Greenwell Farms and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swim with Dolphins and Kohala Zipline. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park & Honaunau Bay). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Jack's Diving Locker, look for gifts at The Cindy Coats Gallery, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Honaunau, Kealakekua, Kahaluu Beach, Kealakekua Bay
Highlights from your plan
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Kohala Zipline ©
Kohala Zipline
Jack's Diving Locker ©
Jack's Diving Locker

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kilauea and Punaluu Black Sand Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Kilauea Iki Trail. When in Volcano, make a side trip to see Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden in Papaikou, approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in November since evenings lows in Volcano dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

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