17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Scuba & Snorkeling, Lahaina Jodo Mission, &more), Makawao (Ho'omana Spa Maui & Jordanne Gallery and Studio) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and stroll through Big Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kihei planner.

London, UK to Kihei is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from London to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Kihei reach 90°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Volcano.
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Explore Volcano's surroundings by going to Hilo (Liliuokalani Gardens, Mokupapapa Discovery Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'u Huluhulu trail, cruise along Devastation Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Volcano trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kihei in August, you will find days in Volcano are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 1 night

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 2nd (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: trek along Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Honolulu attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. September in Honolulu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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