41 days in Hawaii Itinerary

41 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 10 nights
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Waimea, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kalapana, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 8 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and St. Michael the Archangel Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: The Painted Church (in Captain Cook) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), tee off at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Golf Course, look for all kinds of wild species at Living Ocean Adventures, and contemplate the long history of Ahuena Heiau.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

San Francisco to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Kailua-Kona to be much warmer, temps between 80°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Waimea, Island of Hawaii

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Waialea Beach, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, then fly like a bird with Hawaiian Sails, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Kohala Mountain Road, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lapakahi State Historical Park, and then kick back and relax at Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea day trip planning website.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Waimea in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in January, expect nights in Waimea to be colder, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park ©
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park
Hawaiian Sails ©
Hawaiian Sails

2
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hike along Sulphur Banks, take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents, then trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Volcano Garden Arts, then surround yourself with nature on Epic Lava Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Volcano trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Waimea to Volcano in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Waimea in January, expect nights in Volcano to be warmer, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalapana.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

2
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Kalapana, Island of Hawaii

Kalapana ©
Kalapana is a town and region in the Puna District on the Island of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands.In 1986, lava flows from the Kupaianaha vent of Kīlauea destroyed and partly buried most of the town, as well as Kalapana Gardens and nearby Royal Gardens subdivisions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, stop by Kalapana, then stroll through Holei Sea Arch, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at MacKenzie State Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Star of the Sea Painted Church, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lava Viewing Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kalapana trip website.

You can drive from Volcano to Kalapana in 1.5 hours. January in Kalapana sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kalapana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Lava Viewing Area ©
Lava Viewing Area

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours and Richardson Beach Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Liliuokalani Gardens and Pacific Tsunami Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church,, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hilo online trip builder.

You can drive from Kalapana to Hilo in an hour. In January in Hilo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours ©
Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kapalua Coastal Trail and Keawakapu Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kamaole Beach Park II. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailea (Ulua Beach, Little Beach, &more), Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park I & Kamaole Beach Park III) and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Lahaina Courthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lahaina Harbor, hike along Waihee Ridge Trail, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Lahaina day trip planning site.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

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.
Visiting Diamond Head State Monument and Koko Crater Railway Trail will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kahuku (CLIMB Works Keana Farms & Turtle Bay Beach), Waimanalo Beach (in Waimanalo) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
CLIMB Works Keana Farms ©
CLIMB Works Keana Farms
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Visiting Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Shipwreck Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Kilohana and Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: hike along Kauai Path, kick back and relax at Lawa'i Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lihue trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. February in Lihue sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

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