30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Honolulu
— 8 nights
Fly
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Hanalei
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eleele
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kihei
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kahakuloa
— 1 night
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Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Hilo International Airport, Drive to Volcano
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Volcano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kukuihaele
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
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Honolulu

— 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and CLIMB Works Keana Farms. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Sharks Cove (in Pupukea) and Waimanalo Beach (in Waimanalo). Take a day trip on the 1st (Tue) with North Shore Beach Bus. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and admire the natural beauty at Lyon Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

Washington DC to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 5 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Wailua Falls and Hanalei Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanalei: Kapaa (Kauai Path & Sleeping Giant Trail), Poipu Beach Park (in Poipu) and Koloa Rum Company (in Lihue). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath, admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach, and hike along Kalalau Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanalei vacation planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Hanalei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Eleele.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Eleele

— 2 nights
Eleele is a census-designated place on the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States, with the ZIP code of 96705. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): revel in the low prices at Original Red Dirt Shirts, then sample the tasty concoctions at Kauai Island Brewing Company, and then see what you can catch with Nemesis Sport Fishing. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Swinging Bridge, then stop by Talk Story Bookstore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Eleele day trip site.

Getting from Hanalei to Eleele by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Eleele sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. You'll set off for Kihei on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Eleele

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Kihei

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kamaole Beach Park II and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Keawakapu Beach, kick back and relax at Makena Beach, relax in the rural setting at Kula Country Farms, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei holiday planner.

You can fly from Eleele to Kihei in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hana.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hana

— 2 nights
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kalaloa Point, experience rural life at Hana Gold, take in the dramatic scenery at Waikani Falls, take some stellar pictures from Ke‘anae Point, then stroll through Wailua Valley State Wayside Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hanawi Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Luana Spa Retreat, admire the sheer force of Waimoku Falls, then relax in the rural setting at Laulima Farm, and finally admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hana online holiday maker.

Fly from Kihei to Hana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Hana, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kahakuloa.

Things to do in Hana

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

Kahakuloa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get outside with Olivine Pools, then get to know the fascinating history of Kahakuloa Bay, and then view the masterpieces at Karen Lei's Gallery.

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You can drive from Hana to Kahakuloa in 3 hours. June in Kahakuloa sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kahakuloa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Volcano

— 3 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Explore hidden gems such as Mauka Makai Adventures and Epic Lava Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo), Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala) and Kapoho Tide Pools (in Pahoa).

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Explore your travel options from Kahakuloa to Volcano with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kukuihaele.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kukuihaele

— 1 night
Kukuihaele is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout and then appreciate the views at Waipio Valley.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kukuihaele trip app.

You can drive from Volcano to Kukuihaele in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Volcano in June: highs in Kukuihaele hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kukuihaele

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kona Cloud Forest, then stroll through Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with Hawai'i Surf and Kayak, enjoy the sand and surf at 49 Black Sand Beach, and then explore the activities along Kiholo Bay.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kukuihaele to Kailua-Kona in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Kukuihaele in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kailua-Kona, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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

4.5
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.

Maui travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.