31 days in Miami, Nashville & Hawaii Itinerary

31 days in Miami, Nashville & Hawaii Itinerary

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31 days in Miami, Nashville & Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + tram:  11​h 45​min
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Koloa, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kipahulu, Maui
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Espanola Way, then stop by DSW Shoe Warehouse, and then get in on the family fun at Jungle Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miami online itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Miami is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Miami. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: highs in Miami hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Miami

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Aventura, Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Shops, Dadeland Mall, Robert Is Here
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Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Robert Is Here ©
Robert Is Here
Bal Harbour Shops ©
Bal Harbour Shops

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Do your shopping at Country View Market and Hatch Show Print. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lotz House Museum and Lynchburg Hardware and General Store. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: George Dickel Distillery (in Tullahoma) and Southern Charm Store (in Bell Buckle). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Antique Archaeology, examine the collection at The George Jones, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Miami to Nashville by combination of tram and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in August, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Shopping, #Tours

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, Country View Market, George Dickel Distillery, Southern Charm
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Country View Market ©
Country View Market
Southern Charm ©
Southern Charm

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ala Moana Center and Kailua Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's still lots to do: hike along Koko Crater Trail, explore and take pictures at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, get great views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and get some fabulous bargains at Waikele Premium Outlets.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Nashville to Honolulu in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Nashville to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, Honolulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koloa.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Swim with Dolphins, Waikele Premium Outlets, Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Ala Moana Center ©
Ala Moana Center
Waikele Premium Outlets ©
Waikele Premium Outlets

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nights
Koloa, Kauai

Koloa ©
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at Island Soap and Candle Works, look for gifts at The Wine Shop, then pick up some local products at Kauai Culinary Market, then stop by Talk Story Bookstore, and finally look for gifts at Aunty Liliko'i. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Kapaia Stitchery, get a taste of the local shopping with Coconut Marketplace, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koloa itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Koloa

#Shopping, #Tours

Side Trips

Kapaa, Kapaia Stitchery, Kauai Culinary Market, Talk Story Bookstore, Aunty Liliko'i
Highlights from your plan
Talk Story Bookstore ©
Talk Story Bookstore
The Wine Shop ©
The Wine Shop
Kapaia Stitchery ©
Kapaia Stitchery

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nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Head to Vicky's Fabrics and Hanalei Farmer’s Marketfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hanalei Valley Lookout and Princeville Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Ke Ala Hele Makalae East Shore Beach Path (in Kapaa) and Koke`e State Park (in Kekaha). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Banana Joe's Fruitstand, take in nature's colorful creations at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei route builder tool .

You can drive from Koloa to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kapaa, Kilauea, Princeville Center, Koke`e State Park
Highlights from your plan
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park
Vicky's Fabrics ©
Vicky's Fabrics
Hanalei Farmer’s Market ©
Hanalei Farmer’s Market

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nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kona Joe Coffee and Honaunau Bay. Shop till you drop at 2nd Wave Beach and Boat and The Original Donkey Ball Store. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Waikoloa (Scuba & Snorkeling & Waikoloa Beach Resort) and Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, contemplate the waterfront views at Kahaluu Bay, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kona Brewing Company, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona tour planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. In August in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Waikoloa, Kealakekua, Honaunau Bay, Waipio Valley Lookout, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Kona Joe Coffee ©
Kona Joe Coffee
The Original Donkey Ball Store ©
The Original Donkey Ball Store

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Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 4th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Chain of Craters Rd, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market. On the next day, hike along Sulphur Banks, take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents, then shop like a local with Banyan Gallery, and finally make a trip to Pepeekeo Scenic Drive.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Volcano vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Volcano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Volcano

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Chain of Craters Rd, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks
Hilo Coffee Mill ©
Hilo Coffee Mill

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nights
Kipahulu, Maui

Kipahulu ©
Head to Sherri Reeve and Laura Mango Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hana Coast Gallery and Waimoku Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kipahulu: Sliding Sands Trail (in Haleakala National Park), Makawao (Historic Makawao Town & The Sacred Garden of Maliko) and Kalaloa Point (in Hana).

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kipahulu holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Volcano to Kipahulu. September in Kipahulu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kipahulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Hana, Makawao, Sliding Sands Trail, Waimoku Falls
Highlights from your plan
The Sacred Garden of Maliko ©
The Sacred Garden of Maliko
Sherri Reeve ©
Sherri Reeve
Hana Tropicals ©
Hana Tropicals

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Lahaina, 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.
Shop till you drop at Vintage European Posters and Glass Mango Designs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Honolulu Cookie Company Front Street. Step out of Lahaina to go to Wailea and see The Shops at Wailea, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahaina travel planner.

You can drive from Kipahulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lahaina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Honolua Bay, The Shops at Wailea, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintage European Posters ©
Vintage European Posters
Honolulu Cookie Company Front Street ©

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