7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights


Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

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Detroit to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Detroit to Honolulu. Traveling from Detroit in April, expect Honolulu to be much warmer, temps between 83°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahaina tour planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lahaina are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally take in the waterfront at Kailua Pier.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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.

Island of Hawaii travel guide

Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.