26 days in Hawaii Itinerary

26 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Escape the urban bustle at Punalu‘U Beach and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Liliuokalani Gardens). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Kīlauea, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, cruise along Devastation Trail, and examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Volcano itinerary planning app.

Newark to Volcano is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Volcano, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Volcano, with highs around 81°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get outdoors at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and 49 Black Sand Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook). The adventure continues: stroll through Magic Sands.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Kihei.
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Kihei, Maui — 5 nights

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Ulua Beach. Visiting Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Coastal Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Scuba & Snorkeling & Napili Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II, kick back and relax at Makena Beach, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, and examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kihei trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 4 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park. Get outdoors at Na Pali Coast State Park and Kalalau Trail. Explore Koloa's surroundings by going to Hanalei (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Koloa using our trip planner.

You can fly from Kihei to Koloa in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kihei in April: highs in Koloa hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hawaii Turtle Tours, Haiku Stairs and Pearl Harbor Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Diamond Head State Monument and Kailua Beach Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Valley, &more) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ala Moana Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, and examine the collection at Bishop Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In April in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.
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