22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kapaa, Kauai
— 4 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights

4
nights
Kapaa, Kauai

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kapaa: Poipu (Zipline & Poipu Beach Park), Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kekaha). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kapaa trip website.

Memphis to Kapaa is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Memphis in July, you will find days in Kapaa are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Waimea, Poipu, Lydgate State Park, Hanalei Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, stroll through Mauna Kea Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Kapaa to Kailua-Kona takes 3 hours. In July in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Big Island Bees, Mauna Kea Beach
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Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Hana Coast Gallery (in Hana) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lahaina tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In July in Lahaina, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Maui Ocean Center, D.T. Fleming Park, Haleakala Crater, Tutu's Pantry
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

8
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: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip planning site.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Oahu, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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