20 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
— 6 nights
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Lihue
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — 6 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 Akaka Falls State Park, Waipio Valley, Manta Ray Dives of Hawaii, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Naalehu (Papakōlea Green Sand Beach & South Point Complex). There's lots more to do: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, get to know the fascinating history of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, and contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park online sightseeing planner.

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, daily temperatures in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Haleakala National Park.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Haleakala National Park — 6 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, Old Lahaina Luau, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana, 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 22nd (Tue), you're off to Lihue.
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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 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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