37 days in Hawaii & Grand Rapids Itinerary

37 days in Hawaii & Grand Rapids Itinerary

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37 days in Hawaii & Grand Rapids Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Laie, Oahu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Hanalei, Kauai
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
8
Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
Laie, Oahu

Laie ©
Laie is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): kick back and relax at Kualoa Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, then stop by Pakaloha Bikinis - Oahu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park, and finally get into the urban bustle at Polynesian Cultural Center.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Laie online trip itinerary builder .

Kalamazoo to Laie is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, Laie is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Honolulu.

Things to do in Laie

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kualoa Regional Park, Turtle Bay Beach, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Duke Kahanamoku.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Honolulu itinerary planner .

You can drive from Laie to Honolulu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Swim with Dolphins
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Swim with Dolphins
Bishop Museum ©
Bishop Museum
Helicopter Tours

6
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). Explore Honolulu further: stroll through Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Honolulu using our trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

5
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Kapaa (Kayaking & Canoeing & Photography Tours), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Poipu (Spouting Horn & Poipu Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Limahuli Garden and Preserve.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hanalei are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Kapaa, Helicopter Tours, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, cruise along Saddle Road, and contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona route builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Kula Kai Caverns, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

5
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Venture out of the city with trips to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Hilo (Helicopter Tours, Akaka Falls State Park, & more). Spend the 25th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Kulanaokuaiki Campground. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, cruise along Devastation Trail, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, and see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Volcano vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in August since evenings lows in Volcano dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Steam Vents, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

6
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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 Laura Mango Art Gallery (in Hana), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Iao Valley (in Wailuku). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Volcano to Lahaina in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Maui, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach, Laura Mango Art Gallery
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

4
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Holland (Holland State Park Beach & Holland Farmers Market), Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Ludington State Park (in Ludington). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at John Ball Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Grand Rapids in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Grand Rapids is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lahaina in September: highs in Grand Rapids hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Holland, Gilmore Car Museum, Ludington State Park, Oval Beach
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park

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