21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Calgary

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanalei (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and look for gifts at Kapaia Stitchery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue tour builder tool.

Calgary, Canada to Lihue is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Lihue is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in January: high temperatures in Lihue hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hanalei, Poipu, Opaekaa Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park, Photography Tours
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Helicopter Tours

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kawaiahao Church, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

6
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Kapalua Resort, Wailea Beach
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead & Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail), Kona Coffee Living History Farm (in Captain Cook) and Swim with Dolphins (in Kailua-Kona). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and steep yourself in history at Puukohola National Historic Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hilo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lahaina to Hilo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. January in Hilo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puukohola National Historic Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Swim with Dolphins
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

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