38 days in Hawaii Itinerary

38 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Lihue Airport, Drive to Princeville
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Princeville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kapaa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kihei
— 4 nights
Fly
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Waikoloa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hilo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Volcano
— 4 nights
Drive to Hilo International Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Princeville

— 5 nights
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. Kokee Natural History Museum and Michal - Art Studio & Boutique of Hanalei will appeal to museum buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Anini Beach. Explore Princeville's surroundings by going to Ke'e Beach (in Haena), Koke'e Mountains (in Waimea) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, stop by Hanalei Pier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Princeville road trip planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Princeville is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Stockholm to Princeville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Princeville: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kapaa

— 4 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aloha Spice Company and Tabora Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kalapaki Beach and Shipwreck Beach. Explore Kapaa's surroundings by going to Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail (in Poipu), Polihale State Park (in Waimea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Koloa). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kauai Path.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kapaa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Kapaa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Waimea Valley. Get outdoors at Diamond Head State Monument and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pupukea (Sharks Cove & Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument), Island Treasures (in Kailua) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, kick back and relax at Kualoa Regional Park, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and admire the verdant scenery at Nu’uanu Pali.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kapaa to Honolulu in 4 hours. In June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 3 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 explore and learn at Kush Fine Art Gallery and Lahaina Galleries. We've included these beaches for you: Kapalua Beach and Baby Beach. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Kapalua Coastal Trail, shop like a local with Lahaina Printsellers, and view the masterpieces at Village Galleries in Lahaina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kihei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wailea Beach and Keawakapu Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kamaole Beach Park III and Makena Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company.

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

You can drive from Lahaina to Kihei in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kihei are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Waikoloa

— 3 nights
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and 49 Black Sand Beach. Get some cultural insight at Waipio Valley and Anna Ranch Heritage Center. Step out of Waikoloa with an excursion to Waipiʻo Valley Lookout in Honokaa--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Waialea Beach, and admire the verdant scenery at Pololu Valley Lookout.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Waikoloa journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Waikoloa takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. You'll get in some beach time at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Honaunau Bay. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Kealakekua Bay in Captain Cook, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, stop by Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Waikoloa to Kailua-Kona by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo

— 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Pacific Tsunami Museum and Banyan Gallery. Head to Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery and Basically Booksfor some retail therapy. Step out of Hilo with an excursion to Hawaiian Vanilla Company in Paauilo--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, stroll through Reeds Bay Beach Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alae Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hilo trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Volcano

— 4 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
For shopping fun, head to Hilo Coffee Mill or Volcano Art Center Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Punalu‘U Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs & Holei Sea Arch) and Ka Lae Light (in Naalehu). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in nature's colorful creations at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Steam Vents.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Volcano trip planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Volcano in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.