31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 7 nights
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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.
Attractions like Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Laie (Malaekahana State Recreation Area & Polynesian Cultural Center), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning tool.

Newark to Honolulu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In January, Honolulu is much hotter than Newark - with highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Waimea Canyon State Park and Poipu Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lihue side-trips: Hanalei (Hanalei Valley Lookout & Hanalei Beach), Polihale State Park (in Waimea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Eleele). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, kick back and relax at Anini Beach, admire the majestic nature at Wailua River State Park, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lihue day trip planning tool.

Getting from Honolulu to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. February in Lihue sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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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.
Bring the kids along to Swim with Dolphins and Mauna Kea. Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park & The 1871 Trail). The adventure continues: stroll through Mauna Kea Beach, cruise along Mauna Loa Scenic Drive, kick back and relax at Anaehoomalu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kohala Historical Sites State Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Attractions like Akaka Falls State Park and Liliuokalani Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: get curious at Imiloa Astronomy Center, cruise along Banyan Drive, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hilo trip planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Lahaina, Maui

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hana Highway - Road to Hana will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Wailuku (Iao Valley, Maui Tropical Plantation, &more) and Wailea (Wailea Beach, Maluaka Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, play a few rounds at Kapalua Resort, take a memorable tour with Tours, and kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

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.