31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 7 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 7 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 10 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saddle Road and Punalu‘U Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Painted Church and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Captain Cook (Hala Tree, Kealakekua Bay, &more), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve (in Waikoloa). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. The adventure continues: stop by Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

Perth, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Kailua-Kona is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Perth in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Kailua-Kona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Hilo Farmers Market, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally stop by Big Island Candies. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then enjoy the sand and surf at Reeds Bay Beach Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo trip site.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hilo, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kihei, Maui

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.
Head to Village Galleries in Lahaina and Ali'i Kula Lavender Farmfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali), Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & D.T. Fleming Park) and Haiku (Zipline & Makapipi Falls). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Keawakapu Beach, stroll through Ulua Beach, get some jogging in at Wailea Beach Path, and look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Kihei takes 3 hours. December in Kihei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hanalei Bay and Hanalei Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lihue side-trips: Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail, stroll around Lydgate State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, and trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lihue tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Kihei to Lihue in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lihue are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sharks Cove and Kapiolani Regional Park. Let the collections at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum capture your imagination. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei) and Waianae (Swim with Dolphins & Aki's Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, hike along Lanikai Pillboxes, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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.