13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 8 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Portland

8
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Richardson Beach Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Miloli'i Beach County Park and Carlsmith Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Kapoho Tide Pools (in Pahoa), Hilo (Pepeekeo Scenic Drive, Alae Cemetery, &more) and Captain Cook (Big Island Bees & The Painted Church). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, trek along Mauna Loa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, and stop by Kalapana.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Volcano trip maker tool.

Portland to Volcano is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Portland to Volcano, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in August, Volcano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Pahoa, Captain Cook
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch

3
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 outdoors at Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lanikai Beach and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Haleiwa) and Sharks Cove (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, steep yourself in history at Queen Emma Summer Palace, and kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Volcano to Honolulu in 4.5 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Sharks Cove, Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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