30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
2
Princeville, Kauai
— 6 nights
3
Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
4
Kihei, Maui
— 6 nights
5
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helicopter Tours and Waimea Bay. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Laniakea Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Sunset Beach Park, and contemplate the long history of Queen Emma Summer Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu vacation app.

Cincinnati to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Honolulu. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in Honolulu. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Princeville.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Byodo-In Temple, North Shore, Kayaking & Canoeing, Waikele Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons
Helicopter Tours
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay

6
nights
Princeville, Kauai

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Princeville Botanical Gardens and Kalalau Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Kapaa (Sleeping Giant Trail, Photography Tours, &more) and Ke'e Beach (in Haena). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, putt your heart out at Kauai Mini Golf & Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Princeville trip tool.

You can fly from Honolulu to Princeville in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai, Kapaa, Kilauea, Ke'e Beach
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Princeville Botanical Gardens ©
Princeville Botanical Gardens
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath

5
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Polihale State Park. Step out of Poipu to go to Wailua and see Lydgate State Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, steep yourself in history at Kilohana, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Tropical Botanical Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Poipu online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Poipu are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Polihale State Park, Kauai Coffee Company, Lydgate State Park, Helicopter Tours
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Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden
Zipline
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

6
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Lahaina (Kayaking & Canoeing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali) and Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center (in Makawao). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, stroll through Kamaole Beach Park II, look for gifts at Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Kihei takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Kula, Wailea, Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
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 Kīlauea and Punalu‘U Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Volcano: Hilo (Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Liliuokalani Gardens) and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (in Papaikou). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Volcano trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Volcano takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kihei in August: highs in Volcano hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Punalu‘U Beach, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

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 discover tucked-away gems like Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Kohala Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Rider Inc, stop by Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kona Brewing Company.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Volcano in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Kailua-Kona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Kealakekua Bay, Kohala Zipline, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Kohala Zipline ©
Kohala Zipline
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee ©
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee

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