26 days in Hawaii Itinerary

26 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii holiday planner

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

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Lahaina Banyan Court. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailuku (Art On Market & Iao Valley), Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, kick back and relax at Makena Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Maui On Metal, and soothe aching muscles at Maui Goat Yoga.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina attractions planning website.

Joplin to Lahaina is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Joplin to Lahaina. Traveling from Joplin in February, things will get much hotter in Lahaina: highs are around 78°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Akaka Falls State Park and Liliuokalani Gardens. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, &more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). It doesn't end there: get curious at Imiloa Astronomy Center and take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

Plan my trip to Hilo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Swim with Dolphins and Mauna Kea Beach. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, stop by 2nd Wave Beach and Boat, and play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort .

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona holiday website.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 4 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waimea Canyon State Park and Kalalau Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Aunty Liliko'i (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, play a few rounds at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lihue online road trip planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Waikiki Beach and USS Arizona Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Laie (Malaekahana State Recreation Area & Polynesian Cultural Center) and Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, and admire the striking features of Shangri La.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.