19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
4
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
5
Carmel
— 3 nights

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Iolani Palace. Get some historical perspective at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's more to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Dunedin to Honolulu, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Honolulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Swim with Dolphins
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific ©
Swim with Dolphins
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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 out of the city life by going to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Zipline. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina Front Street (in Lahaina). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kihei itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 5.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Greenwell Farms
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Wailua Falls and Spouting Horn. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Poipu online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Wailua Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lovers Point and Del Mar Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and Point Pinos Lighthouse. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway, learn about winemaking at Silvestri Vineyards, explore the galleries of Carmel Mission, and shop like a local with Ocean Avenue.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Carmel takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Poipu in October, expect nights in Carmel to be much colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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