40 days in New York City & Hawaii Itinerary

40 days in New York City & Hawaii Itinerary

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1
New York City
— 8 nights
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
3
Princeville, Kauai
— 6 nights
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
5
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
7
Lanai City, Lanai
— 2 nights

8
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Ellis Island and Titanic Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. Step out of New York City to go to Oceanville and see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, stop by Tiffany & Co., and go for a walk through Times Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip app.

Jerusalem, Israel to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 17:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

6
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Maili Beach Park, and explore the galleries of Iolani Palace.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Princeville.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Waianae, Halona Blowhole, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

6
nights
Princeville, Kauai

Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Menehune Fishpond will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Tunnels Beach and Hanalei Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Poipu (Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, trek along Kalalau Trail, identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lumahai Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Princeville trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Princeville takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei, Poipu, Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Puukohola National Historic Park and Kealakekua Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Mokuaikaua Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , and stroll through Mauna Kea Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

You can fly from Princeville to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. In August in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Anaehoomalu, Puukohola National Historic Park, Kealakekua Bay, Kahaluu Beach
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Volcano Art Center Gallery and Kalapana. Relax by the water at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Ka Lae (in Naalehu) and Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo). And it doesn't end there: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, cruise along Devastation Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano travel route planner.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Volcano, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Naalehu, Akaka Falls State Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

6
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ka'anapali Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maui Hands and Laura Mango Art Gallery. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Wailea (Olavine Spa & Salon, Wailea Beach, &more). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Hana Highway - Road to Hana, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Volcano to Lahaina takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lanai City.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kapalua Beach, Laura Mango Art Gallery, Haleakala Crater
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
Lanai City, Lanai

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at The Local Gentry, thenidentify plant and animal life at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, and then do some rugged touring at local off-road trails. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Hulopoe Beach, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then view the masterpieces at Mike Carroll Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanai City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahaina to Lanai City. Traveling from Lahaina in September, plan for little chillier nights in Lanai City, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanai City

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Hulopoe Beach
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Hulopoe Beach ©
Hulopoe Beach
Lanai Cat Sanctuary ©
Lanai Cat Sanctuary

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