31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii visit planner

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 8 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 10 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, relax in the rural setting at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and look for gifts at 2nd Wave Beach and Boat.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner.

Durham to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Durham to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in April, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be much warmer, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 4 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kalapana, Holei Sea Arch, &more) and Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park, Banyan Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, stroll through Sulphur Banks, explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and admire all the interesting features of Devastation Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano trip planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Volcano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 8 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 find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Wailuku (Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House & Iao Valley) and Makawao (Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, &more). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulua Beach, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Volcano to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. April in Lahaina sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Poipu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai

— 5 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Polihale State Park), Photography Tours (in Kapaa) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, play a few rounds at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and take in nature's colorful creations at Allerton Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Poipu holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Poipu takes 2.5 hours. April in Poipu sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Laie (Malaekahana State Recreation Area & Polynesian Cultural Center) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach Park, &more). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu road trip planning site.

You can fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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.