30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  13 h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Princeville, Kauai
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
5
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Cincinnati

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ko Olina Lagoons and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kahuku (Turtle Bay Beach & Zipline) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Waimea Bay, & more). The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu tour planner.

Cincinnati to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Cincinnati to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in May; daily highs in Honolulu reach 84°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Princeville.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Turtle Bay Beach, Ko Olina Lagoons, Byodo-In Temple, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons
Helicopter Tours
Waikiki Beach Walk ©
Waikiki Beach Walk

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kalalau Trail and Hanalei Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeville: Kapaa (Sleeping Giant Trail, Photography Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Princeville itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Princeville in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai, Kapaa, Kilauea, Ke'e Beach
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Photography Tours
Princeville Botanical Gardens ©
Princeville Botanical Gardens
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath

5
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kauai Coffee Company and Allerton Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Polihale State Park (in Waimea) and Lydgate State Park (in Wailua). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, contemplate the long history of Kilohana Plantation Estate, take in nature's colorful creations at National Tropical Botanical Garden, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Poipu vacation trip planner.

Getting from Princeville to Poipu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Lydgate State Park, Helicopter Tours, Polihale State Park, Kauai Coffee Company
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Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden
Zipline
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

6
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wailea Beach and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm (in Kula), Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali), Lahaina (Kayaking & Canoeing, Glass Mango, & more) and Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center (in Makawao). Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, relax in the rural setting at Surfing Goat Dairy, enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei sightseeing planner.

Getting from Poipu to Kihei by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Kula, Wailea, Kapalua Beach, Zipline
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Zipline

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kilauea Iki Trail and Punaluu Black Sand Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volcano: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (in Papaikou), Zipline (in Hakalau) and Hilo (Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Liliuokalani Park and Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Kilauea, and explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Volcano itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Kihei to Volcano with the Route module. In June in Volcano, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Punalu‘U Beach, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Swim with Dolphins and Greenwell Farms. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Waipio Valley Lookout (in Honokaa), Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Kohala Zipline (in Hawi). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pololu Valley Lookout, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona itinerary maker.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Volcano in June since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Greenwell Farms, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kohala Zipline, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kohala Zipline ©
Kohala Zipline
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

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