29 days in Hawaii Itinerary

29 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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29 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
+2
train + Fly + bus:  25​h
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

6
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Wailea Beach, kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lahaina online holiday planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Lahaina is an approximately 25-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Lahaina is minus 11 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in December; daily highs in Lahaina reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua, Maui, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm ©
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park and admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hilo tour app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pololu Valley Lookout, and play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort .

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Mauna Lani Resort
Highlights from your plan
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
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 (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lihue road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kapaa, Poipu Beach Park, Opaekaa Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Helicopter Tours

9
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and stroll through Waikiki Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Laie, Byodo-In Temple, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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