31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

31 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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1
Kapaa, Kauai
— 4 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 7 nights
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights

4
nights
Kapaa, Kauai

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Kapaa side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kekaha), Poipu (Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach Park, &more) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, stroll through Lae Nani Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kapaa online day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kapaa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Kapaa is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get warmer in Kapaa: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Lihue, Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Photography Tours
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi). And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach, look for gifts at Big Island Bees, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kona Cloud Forest.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kapaa to Kailua-Kona takes 3 hours. August in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Captain Cook, Holualoa, Statue "King Kamehameha", Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm ©
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volcano: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (in Papaikou), Kalapana (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Devastation Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'u Huluhulu trail, hike along Sulphur Banks, and take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Volcano travel planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Volcano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail
Keanakakoi Crater Overlook ©
Keanakakoi Crater Overlook

7
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 Mantokuji Temple Mission of Paia (in Paia), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahaina sightseeing planner.

Getting from Volcano to Lahaina by flight takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kapalua, Maui, Mantokuji Temple Mission of Paia, Tutu's Pantry
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Punakea Palms ©
Punakea Palms
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

9
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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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