25 days in Hawaii Itinerary

25 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 7 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape of Lapakahi State Historical Park, experience rural life at The Vanillerie, and appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona visit planner.

Sacramento to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Kailua-Kona is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in June: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead & Keanakakoi Crater Overlook) and Volcano (Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Jagger Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, browse the exhibits of Mokupapapa Discovery Center, and pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hilo, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Makawao (Wisdom Flow Yoga & Maui Veterans Cemetery), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea (Wailea Beach, Makena Beach, &more). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, relax in the rural setting at Punakea Palms, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina travel route planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

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: Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, and stroll around Poipu Beach Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue travel planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Lihue in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lihue are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 9 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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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.