16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Byodo-In Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei), Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary maker app.

London, UK to Honolulu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 19:

Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Kihei, Maui

— 4 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pipiwai Trail and Kamaole Beach Park III. Visiting Zipline and Ho'okipa Beach Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Old Lahaina Courthouse, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II, relax in the rural setting at Surfing Goat Dairy, and kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kihei tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Lihue to Kihei in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kihei are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Hawaii travel guide

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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.