35 days in Hawaii Itinerary

35 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
— 9 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 8 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View), Hilo (Liliuokalani Gardens, Helicopter Tours, &more) and Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden (in Papaikou). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, walk around Laupahoehoe Beach Park, and explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona travel itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Kailua-Kona. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 9 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailuku (Iao Valley, Mendes Ranch, &more), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Maui Veterans Cemetery (in Makawao). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and experience rural life at Punakea Palms.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip maker app.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip builder app.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 8 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Get out of town with these interesting Lihue side-trips: Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, steep yourself in history at Kilohana, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kauai Path.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lihue day trip planning app.

Getting from Honolulu to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
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.

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.