23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Fly to Kahului Airport, Drive to Lahaina
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights


Lahaina, Maui — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Wailuku (Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House & Iao Valley) and Wisdom Flow Yoga (in Makawao). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Kush Fine Art Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina tour planner.

Joplin to Lahaina is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Joplin to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Joplin in April: highs in Lahaina hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hilo.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, look and learn at Imiloa Astronomy Center, and admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hilo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

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): get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lihue.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai — 3 nights

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Get out of town with these interesting Lihue side-trips: Waimea (Polihale State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Kauai Path, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lihue trip tool.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. April in Lihue sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Honolulu.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu — 9 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Laie (Malaekahana State Recreation Area & Polynesian Cultural Center), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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.