Highways and History of the Midwest: Chicago & the Upper Midwest
Island Discovery Series – Hawaiian Islands
Regional Experiences Oahu | Kauai | Hawaiʻi Island (Big Island)
Maui | Lanai | Molokai

About this itinerary

Travel time: 4 hours, 12 minutes
Recommended travelling time: 18 Nights
Recommended travel season:
Year round, winter for whale-watching
Go island-hopping through Hawaii, land of idyllic beaches, waterfalls, emerald rainforests and vibrant culture. Delicious food and a laid-back lifestyle will leave you longing for more. There are six major islands to visit that speak to the state's aloha spirit and showcase its lush landscape as well as its history. Embrace the unique personalities of the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Hawaiʻi (the Big Island), Maui, Lanai and Molokai. The best way to travel between the islands is by plane, then by car around each island.

Oahu, Hawaiʻi


Hike up Diamond Head, a 300,000-year-old crater, for incredible views, visit historical Pearl Harbor or scuba dive and snorkel to see wrecks, reefs and marine life in Hanauma Bay. The "surfing capital of the world", North Shore, home to top surf tournaments, has waves regularly reaching over 30 feet. The world-famous Waikiki Beach offers a calmer experience. Don't leave Honolulu without visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center to experience Hawaiʻi's culture.
Flight duration to next stop: 40 minutes


Kauai, Hawaiʻi

Discover this 6-million-year-old "Garden Island", known for its lush landscapes and prime film locations. Waimea Canyon State Park and Kōkeʻe State Park offer hikes featuring Waipoo Falls and sweeping views of the Kalalau Valley. Walk through a rainforest, fish for trout or explore the natural history museum. Kayak through Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park for dramatic views of the cliffs. For a more tranquil experience, sunbathe or swim at Poipu Beach.
Flight duration to next stop: 55 minutes | Total current travel time: 40 minutes

Hawaiʻi Island (Big Island), Hawaiʻi

Dive right into the archipelago's biggest island's turquoise waters. Go snorkelling with "honu" (sea turtles) in Kailua-Kona's shallow lagoons. Then head to Waimea to trek in lush nature areas and ranches, and hike through a forest in Waipiʻo Valley to journey past black sand shores and waterfalls. For more volcanic activity, explore Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Drive over lava on Chain of Craters Road before visiting the Volcano Art Center.
Flight duration to next stop: 35 minutes | Total current travel time: 95 minutes


Maui, Hawaiʻi

Maui is synonymous with whale-watching and pristine beaches of black, red or white sand. Drive the scenic Road to Hana; you can swim at secluded waterfalls such as Twin Falls, bathe on a black sand beach at Waiʻānapanapa State Park and explore the ocean caves. Do not miss the chance to experience a luau, where you can listen to local music and watch hula dancers with a spectacular sunset as your backdrop.
Ferry duration to next stop: 60 minutes | Total current travel time: 130 minutes

Lanai, Hawaiʻi

Nine miles from Maui, Lanai is the smallest inhabited island in Hawaii. Find a cornucopia of experiences, from luxury accommodations and world-class golf to horseback riding, back country off-road adventures, stunning beaches, lush rain forests and spectacular nature preserves. This small island is as diverse as it is beautiful.
Flight duration to next stop: 60 minutes (via Honolulu)| Total current travel time: 190 minutes

Molokai, Hawaiʻi

This is Hawaiʻi in its truest form, from the 2,000-foot cliffs to the white-sand beaches, Molokai is still true to its Hawaiian roots. The island is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts who are looking to escape to a piece of the earth unspoiled by civilization.
Total travel time: 252 minutes

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