48 days in Hawaii Itinerary

48 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lihue, Kauai
— 7 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 8 nights
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 8 nights
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 10 nights
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 13 nights

7
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Polihale State Park), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kekaha) and Hanapepe (Salt Pond Beach Park, Skydive Kauai, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see Kipu Ranch Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lihue sightseeing planner.

Nice, France to Lihue is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Nice to Lihue. In August, daytime highs in Lihue are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hanalei, Koloa, Hanapepe, Kauai, Waimea
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kipu Ranch Adventures ©
Kipu Ranch Adventures

8
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 Na'alapa Stables - Kahua Ranch (in Waimea), Captain Cook (Hala Tree & Big Island Bees) and Big Island Eco Adventures II Zipline Canopy Tour (in Kapaau). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, relax in the rural setting at The Vanillerie, admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kula Kai Caverns.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona day trip website.

Fly from Lihue to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Holualoa, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Honaunau, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Volcano (Jagger Museum & Akatsuka Orchid Gardens), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kīlauea, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, &more) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Zip Line Through Paradise, look and learn at Imiloa Astronomy Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take some stellar pictures from Waipiʻo Valley Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Hilo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Steam Vents, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Zip Line Through Paradise ©
Zip Line Through Paradise
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

10
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.
Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Makawao (Maui Pineapple Tours & Maui Veterans Cemetery). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Jungle Tours Maui, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina route planning website.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Wailuku, Maui, Kapalua, Makawao
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

13
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Haleiwa (Happy Trails Hawaii, Waimea Bay, &more) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). And it doesn't end there: hike along Diamond Head State Monument, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online route planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, CLIMB Works Keana Farms
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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