35 days in Hawaii Itinerary

35 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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35 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 10 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

5
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Explore Hanalei's surroundings by going to Poipu (Poipu Beach Park & Spouting Horn), Helicopter Tours (in Lihue) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, get interesting insight from Tours, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanalei trip builder app .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Hanalei is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Hanalei is minus 17 hours. In June in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Kapaa, Na Pali Coast State Park, Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Helicopter Tours

7
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Surfing Goat Dairy (in Kula) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, stroll through Napili Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lahaina visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hanalei to Lahaina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

6
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi). The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, explore and take pictures at Pololu Valley Lookout, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona holiday builder app .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Waipio Valley Lookout, Kula Kai Caverns, Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

5
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), & more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hilo, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

10
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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, take a memorable tour with Tours, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hilo to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kawaiahao Church, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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