7 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

7 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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7 days in Oahu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
5
Honolulu
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Phoenix


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3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You've added Kualoa Regional Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Diamond Head State Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip app .

Phoenix to Honolulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Phoenix to Honolulu. When traveling from Phoenix in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Kualoa Regional Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

1
night
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
You've now added Mauna Kea to your itinerary.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona day trip planning site .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Nature Parks
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Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

1
night
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, Punalu‘U Beach, Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Punalu‘U Beach, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

Find out how to plan Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Keanakakoi Crater Overlook ©
Keanakakoi Crater Overlook

few
hours
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours as well as Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm and then see the world from above with Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Highlights from your plan
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours ©
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

few
hours
Honolulu

Honolulu
For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 4 hours. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Parks

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