37 days in Hawaii & Grand Rapids Itinerary

37 days in Hawaii & Grand Rapids Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Laie, Oahu
— 2 nights
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
4
Hanalei, Kauai
— 5 nights
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
6
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
8
Grand Rapids
— 4 nights

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Kualoa Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, look for gifts at Pakaloha Bikinis - Oahu, thenkick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Laie trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Laie is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Laie. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Laie, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Honolulu.

Things to do in Laie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Turtle Bay Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, 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.
On the 3rd (Sat), see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Bishop Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Duke Kahanamoku.

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Getting from Laie to Honolulu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). Enjoy Honolulu some more: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu vacation website.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Poipu (Spouting Horn & Poipu Beach Park) and Kapaa (Kayaking & Canoeing & Photography Tours). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll through Tunnels Beach, and admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3.5 hours. August in Hanalei sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Kapaa, Waimea Canyon State Park, Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, cruise along Saddle Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pololu Valley Lookout, and steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.

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Getting from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Kula Kai Caverns, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Volcano: Hilo (Helicopter Tours, Akaka Falls State Park, &more) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Devastation Trail, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents, and take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Volcano road trip planning website.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Volcano, with lows of °F. You will leave for Lahaina on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Steam Vents, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Laura Mango Art Gallery (in Hana) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's much more to do: walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Mission, and kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip builder.

Getting from Volcano to Lahaina by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up 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, Laura Mango Art Gallery, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:
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Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grand Rapids side-trips: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Ludington State Park (in Ludington) and Holland (Holland State Park Beach & Holland Farmers Market). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, have fun and explore at Grand Rapids Children's Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at John Ball Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Grand Rapids in 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lahaina to Grand Rapids. When traveling from Lahaina in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Rapids: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Holland, Gilmore Car Museum, Ludington State Park, Oval Beach
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park

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