19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

19 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Traverse City
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Traverse City

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu travel route planner .

Traverse City to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Traverse City to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Traverse City in November, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 84°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Swim with Dolphins, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Waimea Canyon State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anini Beach, and admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. November in Hanalei sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Visiting Haleakala Crater and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, take in the exciting artwork at Kai Pua Artist Studio, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

Plan a trip to Lahaina easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanalei to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. November in Lahaina sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Maui Ocean Center, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona vacation maker tool .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail. Explore Volcano's surroundings by going to Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, & more). Spend the 25th (Mon) among the fascinating landscape of Kulanaokuaiki Campground. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, cruise along Devastation Trail, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Volcano itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Volcano, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

Similar Plans

33 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UKRAINE March, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans