17 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Princeville, Kauai
— 2 nights
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
Shuttle to Lawai Post Office, Bus to Lihue, Fly to Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Ka'anapali, Maui
— 3 nights
Hana, Maui
— 1 night
Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Trondheim


Honolulu, Oahu — 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 29th (Thu), stroll through Waikiki Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honolulu sightseeing planner.

Trondheim, Norway to Honolulu is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 11 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Trondheim in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Princeville.
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Princeville, Kauai — 2 nights

Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Escape the urban bustle at Kalalau Trail and Poipu Beach Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeville: Lihue (Kauai Backcountry Adventures & Island Helicopters Kauai) and Canyon Trail (in Waimea).

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You can fly from Honolulu to Princeville in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Poipu.
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Poipu, Kauai — 1 night

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Poipu online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kailua-Kona.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Take a break from the city and head to Kīlauea and Akaka Falls State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Waialea Beach (in Waimea), Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve (in Waikoloa) and Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach.

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

Getting from Poipu to Kailua-Kona by combination of shuttle, bus, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ka'anapali.
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Ka'anapali, Maui — 3 nights

Perched at the western tip of Maui, the tourist hub of Ka'anapali offers a range of resorts and activities revolving around the beach.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Haleakala Sunrise Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Kapalua Beach and Honolua Bay. Go for a jaunt from Ka'anapali to Wailuku to see Molokini and Lanai Snorkeling Day Tour about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Ka'anapali road trip planning app.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Ka'anapali in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ka'anapali can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Hana.
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Hana, Maui — 1 night

Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Wai'anapanapa State Park and then admire the sheer force of Waimoku Falls.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hana travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Ka'anapali to Hana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.