31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Kihei, Maui
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kelowna

7
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.
Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore and take pictures at Mauna Loa Scenic Drive, experience rural life at The Vanillerie, and kick back and relax at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona road trip website .

Kelowna, Canada to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Captain Cook, Statue "King Kamehameha", Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Mauna Lani Resort
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

5
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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, & more), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and take in the pleasant sights at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hilo route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in April since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

6
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation, examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei tour planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kihei by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
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Punakea Palms Coconut Farm ©
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the majestic nature at Wailua River State Park, admire the natural beauty at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

Planning Lihue trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Lihue in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Kihei in April, you will find days in Lihue are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapaa, Poipu, Hanalei Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park, Wailua River State Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Helicopter Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour planner.

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Makapu'u Point, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Polynesian Cultural Center
Find places to stay Apr 23 — May 1:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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