26 days in Hawaii Itinerary

26 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina
— 7 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Princeville
— 4 nights
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Waimea
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Lahaina — 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kapalua Coastal Trail and Honolua Bay. Visit Kapalua Beach and D.T. Fleming Park for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Moana Glass by Ryan Staub (in Kahului) and Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lahaina Harbor, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, head outdoors with Mobility Scooters Maui, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lahaina day trip app.

Atlanta to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in March: highs in Lahaina hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hilo.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jagger Museum and Pacific Tsunami Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Liliuokalani Gardens and Lyman Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawaiian Vanilla Company (in Paauilo), Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Akatsuka Orchid Gardens (in Volcano). There's much more to do: stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hilo trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kailua-Kona.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to 49 Black Sand Beach and Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mahai'ula Beach and White Sand Beach. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to The Captain Cook Monument in Captain Cook, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, look for gifts at The Original Donkey Ball Store, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona route planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Princeville.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Princeville — 4 nights

Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Step out of the city life by going to Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hanalei Valley Lookout and Princeville Makai Golf Club. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Puu Poa Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Turtle Cove, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and examine the collection at Waioli Mission House.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Princeville journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Princeville takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Princeville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Waimea.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Waimea — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Na Pali Odyssey and Nu'alolo Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Waipo’o Falls and Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls).

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waimea trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Waimea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Augustine by-the-Sea and Saint Andrew's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Kahala Beach and Kaimana Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Epic Aloha, take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valley of the Temples.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip site.

Getting from Waimea to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Side Trip

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.

Kauai travel guide

4.7
Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.