38 days in Hawaii Itinerary

38 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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38 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 10 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Oslo, Norway

6
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, hike along Kauai Path, stroll through Poipu Beach Park, and play a few rounds at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lihue trip planner .

Oslo, Norway to Lihue is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Oslo in April, expect Lihue to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Kapaa, Kauai, Hanalei Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Helicopter Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and experience rural life at The Vanillerie.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona vacation planning tool .

Getting from Lihue to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. April in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Kapaau, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Mauna Lani Resort , Anaehoomalu
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 28:
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, get a new perspective on nature at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, and admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in April, Hilo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Jagger Museum
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 4:
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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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Wailea (Wailea Beach & Makena Beach). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Lahaina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kapalua, Maui, Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay May 4 — 11:
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Punakea Palms Coconut Farm ©
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Oahu, Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Find places to stay May 11 — 21:
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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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