22 days in Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Kapaa, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to San Diego (Marston House Museum & USS Midway Museum), Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and find something for the whole family at Pacific Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Antalya, Turkey to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Antalya to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Hilo Farmers Market, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hilo travel route planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Hilo in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hilo. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hilo when traveling from Los Angeles in October, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally visit Holualoa Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Zipline (in Kula) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, and contemplate the long history of Wo Hing Temple Museum.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lahaina holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kapaa.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Kapaa, Kauai

— 3 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Explore Kapaa's surroundings by going to Poipu (Poipu Beach Park & Spouting Horn), Hanalei (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kapaa trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kapaa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Kapaa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.