21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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21 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pahala
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Volcano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Pahoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Hilo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kapaau
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kukuihaele
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Haleiwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Honolulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
You've now added Greenwell Farms to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Greenwell Farms and then enjoy the sand and surf at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Kahalu'u Beach Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Kailua-Kona is minus 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in April: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 33°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kahalu'u Beach Park, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Kahalu'u Beach Park ©
Kahalu'u Beach Park
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms

1
night
Pahala

Pahala ©
Pahala is a census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Punalu‘U Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punalu‘U Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wood Valley Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pahala route planner .

You can drive from Kukuihaele to Pahala in 2.5 hours. In May in Pahala, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Pahoa.

Things to do in Pahala

Nature Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

1
night
Volcano

Volcano ©
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 21st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Volcano Garden Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devastation Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Volcano tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Captain Cook to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Captain Cook in April since evenings lows in Volcano dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Hilo.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Volcano Garden Arts ©
Volcano Garden Arts

2
nights
Pahoa

Pahoa ©
Pāhoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i, United States located in the District of Puna. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lava Tree State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lava Tree State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pahoa holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Pahala to Pahoa takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pahala in May, you will find days in Pahoa are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pahoa

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kaimu Beach Park ©
Kaimu Beach Park

2
nights
Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akaka Falls State Park as well as Hilo Farmers Market. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip planning app .

Getting from Volcano to Hilo by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Haleiwa.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

3
nights
Kapaau

Kapaau ©
Kapaau is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, at the northern tip of the big island of Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapaau online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Honolulu to Kapaau. Traveling from Honolulu in April, expect nights in Kapaau to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kukuihaele.

Things to do in Kapaau

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Puukohola National Historic Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

2
nights
Kukuihaele

Kukuihaele ©
Kukuihaele is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Kohala.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kukuihaele day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kapaau to Kukuihaele takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kukuihaele can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Pahala.

Things to do in Kukuihaele

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kohala
Highlights from your plan
Kohala ©
Kohala

2
nights
Haleiwa

Haleiwa ©
Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pupukea Beach Park and then stroll through Sunset Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ehukai Beach Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Haleiwa journey website .

Explore your travel options from Kukuihaele to Haleiwa with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kukuihaele in May; daily highs in Haleiwa reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Honolulu.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ehukai Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

2
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You've added Royal Hawaiian Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Lanikai Beach and Waikiki Beach. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Pele's Chair.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Haleiwa to Honolulu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Haleiwa in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kapaau.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pele's Chair, Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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