14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

14 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Kikaua Point Park. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Ka'Awaloa Trail (in Captain Cook), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Waimea (Mau'umae Beach & Waialea Beach). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, examine the collection at Kona Historical Society, enjoy the sand and surf at Mahai'ula Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael the Archangel Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Huntsville to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Kailua-Kona is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Kailua-Kona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Garden Arts, admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, wander the streets of Kalapana, take in the dramatic natural features at Holei Sea Arch, then admire all the interesting features of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devastation Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September since evenings lows in Volcano dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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 a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Saint Augustine by-the-Sea. Venture out of the city with trips to Pupukea (Sharks Cove & Banzai Pipeline), Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Waimanalo Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and learn about all things military at US Army Museum of Hawaii.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Honolulu driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Volcano to Honolulu in 4.5 hours. In September in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 3 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get outside with Maui Diamond Sea Sports, kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, then kick back and relax at Charley Young Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Polo Beach, stroll through Wailea Beach Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulua Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cove Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kihei route planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.