16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Lihue
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Lahaina
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kids will enjoy Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary maker website.

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu. In August, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Lihue

— 4 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Attractions like Waimea Canyon State Park and Hanalei Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Lihue to go to Hanapepe and see Swinging Bridge, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and admire the natural beauty at National Tropical Botanical Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue travel route website.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Lahaina

— 5 nights

Crown Jewel of 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.
Attractions like Maui Ocean Center and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Wailuku (Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House & Iao Valley) and Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao). There's much more to do: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, enjoy the sand and surf at Slaughterhouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 1 night

Big Pineapple

On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.

Kauai travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
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.

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.