7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights


Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Diamond Head State Monument and Sunset Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu online journey planner.

Orlando to Honolulu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Orlando in April, Honolulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. In April in Hilo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.