16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Fly
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Honolulu
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Princeville
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Poipu
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle to Lawai Post Office, Bus to Lihue, Fly to Kailua-Kona
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Ka'anapali, Maui
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Hana, Maui
— 1 night
Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Newark

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Honolulu — 2 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waikiki Beach, USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planning tool.

Newark to Honolulu is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Princeville.
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Princeville — 2 nights

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. Hanalei Beach has been added to your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Tunnels Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Explore hidden gems such as Kalalau Trail and Canyon Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Princeville side-trips: Lihue (Kauai Backcountry Adventures & Island Helicopters Kauai).

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeville road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Princeville takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Poipu.
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Poipu — 1 night

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Poipu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December in Poipu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 5 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kīlauea, Punalu‘U Beach, Akaka Falls State Park, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mauna Kea Beach and Kealakekua Bay. Visit Waialea Beach and Kahaluu Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve in Waikoloa (about 40 minutes away).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Ka'anapali.
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Ka'anapali, Maui — 3 nights

Perched at the western tip of Maui, the tourist hub of Ka'anapali offers a range of resorts and activities revolving around the beach.
You've added Molokini and Lanai Snorkeling Day Tour, Honolua Bay, Lahaina Front Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Kapalua Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ka'anapali trip planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Ka'anapali in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ka'anapali can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hana.
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Hana, Maui — 1 night

Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wai'anapanapa State Park as well as Waimoku Falls. On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Wai'anapanapa State Park and then admire the sheer force of Waimoku Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hana trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ka'anapali to Hana in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Hana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.
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Kauai travel guide

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The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.
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