18 days in Hawaii & Los Angeles Itinerary

18 days in Hawaii & Los Angeles Itinerary

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18 days in Hawaii & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Pune

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls and then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hilo trip planner .

Pune, India to Hilo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hilo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kilauea Iki Trailhead
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip app .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, stop by Glass Mango Designs, and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach, then stop by Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip maker website .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Kihei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kihei

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach

1
night
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. On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, stroll through Poipu Beach Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Poipu online trip builder .

Getting from Kihei to Poipu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Kihei, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Poipu, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

4
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and trek along Diamond Head State Monument.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu attractions planner.

Getting from Poipu to Honolulu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach Park, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Get some cultural insight at Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Montana Avenue about 36 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary builder site .

Getting from Honolulu to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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