22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii vacation planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haleiwa, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Taxi
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Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hana, Maui
— 1 night
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Lanai City, Lanai
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 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.
Battleship Missouri Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Waikiki Beach and Sans Souci Beach Park. Visit USS Arizona Memorial and Shangri La for their historical value. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Dallas to Honolulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Honolulu is minus 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in April: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 83°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Haleiwa.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Oahu

— 3 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Haleiwa Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Laniakea Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Ehukai Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at Banzai Pipeline.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Haleiwa vacation planner.

Drive from Honolulu to Haleiwa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in April, with highs in Haleiwa at 78°F and lows at 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mauna Kea as well as Lava Tube Cave. On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, Head underground at Lava Tube Cave, take a leisurely stroll along Kailua Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Puukohola National Historic Park, then kick back and relax at Waialea Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), take a peaceful walk through Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, then take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Fly from Haleiwa to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Haleiwa in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Kealakekua.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night
Kealakekua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, see the interesting displays at Kona Historical Society, look for gifts at Kona Joe Coffee, then get outside with Hawaii Offshore, then explore the activities along Kealakekua Bay, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Captain Cook Monument. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Keauhou Farmer's Market, then immerse yourself in nature at Kahalu'u Beach Park, and then experience rural life at Fike Farms Hawaiian Coffee.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kealakekua trip planner.

Kealakekua is just a stone's throw from Kailua-Kona. In April in Kealakekua, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Kealakekua

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night
A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): experience rural life at Royal Kona Coffee Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Captain Cook day trip planning site.

Captain Cook is just a stone's throw from Kealakekua. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights
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 Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs. Get some cultural insight at Liliuokalani Gardens and Jagger Museum. Explore Volcano's surroundings by going to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Honomu (Honomu Goat Dairy & Nanue falls) and Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden (in Papaikou). There's much more to do: trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, take a stroll through Kalapana, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Volcano holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Captain Cook to Volcano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Captain Cook in April since evenings lows in Volcano dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hana.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Hana, Maui

— 1 night
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahanu Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honokalani Black Sand Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wai'anapanapa State Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hana Coast Gallery, and finally get impressive views of Haleakala Crater.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hana road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Volcano to Hana takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hana can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Hana

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Lanai City, Lanai

— 2 nights
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, then explore the ancient world of Keomuku, then view the masterpieces at Mike Carroll Gallery, and finally do some rugged touring at local off-road trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with Trilogy Lana'i, steep yourself in history at Garden of the Gods, walk around Dole Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hulopoe Beach, and finally browse the exhibits of Orchid House and Gardens.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanai City day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Hana to Lanai City with the Route module. When traveling from Hana in April, plan for little chillier days in Lanai City, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lanai City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ka'anapali Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Lahaina Jodo Mission and Old Lahaina Courthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailuku (Wailuku Union Church, Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, &more), Aqualani Beach and Ocean Recreation (in Wailea) and Makai Glass Maui (in Makawao). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, walk around D.T. Fleming Park, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lanai City to Lahaina. April in Lahaina sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

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.

Lanai travel guide

4.3
Wildlife Areas · Art Galleries · Beaches
The Pineapple Isle