46 days in Hawaii Itinerary

46 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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46 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 11 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Lihue, Kauai
— 9 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Steam Vents (in Pahoa), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Devastation Trail, & more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, and stroll the grounds of Alae Cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo road trip app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hilo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Hilo hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Steam Vents, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , explore the fascinating underground world of Kula Kai Caverns, and contemplate the long history of Kohala Historical Sites State Monument.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kahaluu Beach, Mauna Lani Resort
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

9
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), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, relax in the rural setting at Punakea Palms Coconut Farm, and stroll through Kapalua Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Lahaina are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kapalua, Maui, Wailuku, Kihei
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Punakea Palms Coconut Farm ©
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Laie (Malaekahana State Recreation Area & Polynesian Cultural Center), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at Bishop Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Laie, Makiki Trail, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

9
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: Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Polihale State Park), Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens (in Kilauea) and Swinging Bridge (in Hanapepe). There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate the long history of Kilohana, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lihue using our trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Kapaa, Hanalei, Waimea
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Helicopter Tours

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