16 days in Hawaii & Brisbane Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii & Brisbane Itinerary

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16 days in Hawaii & Brisbane Itinerary

Portland, United States
Fly:  8​h
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Hilo, United States
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Kihei, United States
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Poipu, United States
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Portland, United States

2
days
Kailua-Kona, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Kailua Pier, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona holiday planner.

Portland to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Kailua-Kona is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Portland in January, expect Kailua-Kona to be warmer, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kahaluu Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Hilo, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then look for gifts at Hilo Farmers Market, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hilo tour planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Akaka Falls State Park
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hilo Farmers Market

3
days
Kihei, United States

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Wo Hing Temple Museum, & more) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). It doesn't end there: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hilo to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kihei are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
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Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court

2
days
Poipu, United States

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then look for gifts at Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Products, and finally admire the majestic nature at Waimea Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kapaia Stitchery and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Poipu sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kihei to Poipu takes 2 hours. January in Poipu sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Waimea, Lihue
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Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park
Helicopter Tours

3
days
Honolulu, United States

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 a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu custom trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Honolulu in 3 hours. January in Honolulu sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument

3
days
Brisbane, Australia

Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where creative spaces, music and hip new restaurants meet pretty riverside gardens and man-made beaches.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Samford to see Samford District Historical Museum about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Honolulu to Brisbane. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 20 hours traveling from Honolulu to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in January, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Sightseeing

Side Trips

Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz, Samford District Historical Museum
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South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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