16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8 h
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + Foot:  3 h 15 min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Seattle

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Visit Shipwreck Beach and Baby Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kauai Path. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Makawehi Bluff, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lawa'i Beach.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Lihue sightseeing planner.

Seattle to Lihue is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Lihue hover around 83°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Kapaa, Koloa, Wet and Dry Caves, Kauai
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Head State Monument and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lanikai Beach and Waimanalo Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Sharks Cove (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: hike along Lanikai Pillboxes, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuhio Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. June in Honolulu sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Sharks Cove, Waimanalo Beach, Halona Blowhole
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Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

3
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.
Visit Napili Beach and Baby Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kapalua Beach and Lahaina Harbor. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, shop like a local with Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, and trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua Beach, Honolua Bay
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head off the coast to Coconut Island, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kaumana Caves Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Wailuku River State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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