42 days in Hawaii Itinerary

42 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 10 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 10 nights
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Kipahulu, Maui
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Hilo International Airport, Drive to Volcano
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 7 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu attractions planner.

London, UK to Honolulu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Honolulu is minus 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: A Promise Made in Paradise (in Kihei), Wailea (Wailea Beach, Wailea Beach Path, &more) and Kula (Surfing Goat Dairy & Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, and meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Kipahulu, Maui

On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Hamoa Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Haleakala Crater, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Huialoha Church. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kipahulu road trip website.

You can drive from Lahaina to Kipahulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kipahulu

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Change things up with these side-trips from Volcano: Holei Sea Arch (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, &more). There's much more to do: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napau-Makaopuhi Crater Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, and head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Volcano trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kipahulu to Volcano. In October, daytime highs in Volcano are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Honaunau (The 1871 Trail & Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Kealia Ranch (in Captain Cook). Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest, relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, and play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort .

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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. Explore Lihue's surroundings by going to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Hanalei (Hanalei Beach & Hanalei Valley Lookout) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, walk around Lydgate State Park, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kalalau Lookout.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lihue trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

4.3
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.