17 days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park & Kauai Itinerary

17 days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park & Kauai Itinerary

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Fly to Hilo International Airport, Drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Haleakala National Park
— 5 nights
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Lihue
— 5 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — 5 nights

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's surroundings by going to Naalehu (Papakōlea Green Sand Beach & South Point Complex). The adventure continues: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks.

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Newark to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 71°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Haleakala National Park.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Haleakala National Park — 5 nights

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
You've added Atlantis Submarines Maui, Ka'anapali Beach, Nakalele Blowhole, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Haleakala Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ke‘anae Point, ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bamboo Forest.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Haleakala National Park route builder app.

Getting from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Haleakala National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Haleakala National Park, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lihue.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Lihue — 5 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your list of things to see and do now includes Kilauea Lighthouse, Wailua River State Park, Polihale State Park, and other attractions. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll around Lydgate State Park, take some stellar pictures from Sleeping Giant Trail, and admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lihue day trip planner.

Fly from Haleakala National Park to Lihue in 3 hours. August in Lihue sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.
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