25 days in Hawaii Itinerary

25 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii holiday planner

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 9 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: 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, get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , and relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 80°F and lows at 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Devastation Trail, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, see the interesting displays at Lyman Museum, pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, and admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hilo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hilo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 4 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Glass Mango Designs, &more), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kihei Baptist Chapel, and kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

Before you visit Kihei, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Hilo to Kihei in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai

— 3 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Photography Tours (in Kapaa), Waimea (Aunty Liliko'i & Waimea Canyon State Park) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu road trip planner.

You can fly from Kihei to Poipu in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You will leave for Honolulu on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Tours · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 9 nights

Big Pineapple

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: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Waikiki Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu day trip planner.

You can fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.