19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Dunedin


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3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Iolani Palace will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Lanikai Beach and Koko Crater Railway Trail. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Swim with Dolphins in Waianae, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -22 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°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

Swim with Dolphins, Lanikai Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Haleakala Crater. Step off the beaten path and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Lahaina Front Street. Step out of Kihei with an excursion to Zipline in Lahaina--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kihei travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In October, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Greenwell Farms. It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona planner .

Getting from Kihei to Kailua-Kona by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wailua Falls and Shipwreck Beach. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Poipu Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. In October in Poipu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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. Escape the urban bustle at Scenic Road Walkway and Lovers Point. Visit San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and Carmel Mission for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Silvestri Vineyards, and go for a walk through The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Carmel takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Poipu in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 ©
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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