21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Atlanta

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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hilo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Atlanta to Hilo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in March, you will find days in Hilo are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are much hotter (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Kapoho Tide Pools
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Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

4
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 hidden gems such as Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Saddle Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip builder site .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kapalua Coastal Trail and Napili Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Haiku (Zipline & Leilani Farm Sanctuary) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daytime highs in Lahaina are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Haiku, Kihei, Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Zipline
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore hidden gems such as Kalalau Trail and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Polihale State Park (in Waimea), Queen's Bath (in Princeville) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Lihue tour builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Lihue takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanalei Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park, Queen's Bath, Polihale State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Swim with Dolphins and Kailua Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's much more to do: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Oahu, Swim with Dolphins, Byodo-In Temple, Ko Olina Lagoons
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 11:
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Swim with Dolphins
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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