23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. For shopping fun, head to Lahaina Galleries or Maui Crafts Guild. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park III & Kamaole Beach Park II), Wailea (Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach, &more) and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Wailuku Union Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lahaina visit planning tool.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Lahaina is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 11 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Luxembourg City in July; daily highs in Lahaina reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Paia, Zipline, Parasailing & Paragliding
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

3
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.
Visit Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) for some beach relaxation. Visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve for their historical value. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, stop by Kona Joe Coffee, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kona Joe Coffee
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Arizona Memorial and Bishop Museum. Popular historic sites such as Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Sunset Beach Park) and Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Ala Moana Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Halona Blowhole, Ko Olina Lagoons, Sharks Cove
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 9:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Step off the beaten path and head to Wailua Falls and Kalalau Trail. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Na Pali Coast State Park. Go for a jaunt from Lihue to Hanalei to see Hanalei Beach about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll through Shipwreck Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lihue online travel planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Na Pali Coast State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hanalei Beach
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
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Zipline
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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