42 days in Hawaii Itinerary

42 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Lihue Airport, Drive to Princeville
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Princeville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kapaa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kailua
— 3 nights
Drive
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Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kihei
— 4 nights
Fly
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Waikoloa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hilo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Volcano
— 4 nights
Drive to Hilo International Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Princeville

— 4 nights
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hanalei Beach and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Princeville: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Ke'e Beach (in Haena). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, identify plant and animal life at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, hike along Kalalau Trail, and view the masterpieces at Michal - Art Studio & Boutique of Hanalei.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Princeville vacation tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Princeville is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Stockholm to Princeville. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect nights in Princeville to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kapaa

— 4 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Wailua Falls and Kauai Path. Get a sense of the local culture at Kalalau Lookout and Tabora Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Kapaa: Kauai Coffee Company (in Kalaheo), Hanapepe (Aloha Spice Company & Swinging Bridge) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Koloa). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and kick back and relax at Polihale State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kapaa trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Princeville to Kapaa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kapaa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Kailua

— 3 nights
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Lanikai Beach and Turtle Bay Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kailua Beach Park and Waimanalo Beach. When in Kailua, make a side trip to see Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa, approximately Haleiwa away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodo-In Temple, walk around Kualoa Regional Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, and view the masterpieces at Island Treasures.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kailua trip planner.

Fly from Kapaa to Kailua in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 4 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 explore and learn at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Popular historic sites such as National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Waimea Valley are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Pupukea (Sharks Cove & Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and pause for some photo ops at USS Utah Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online day trip planner.

Drive from Kailua to Honolulu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Honolulu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 5 nights

Crown Jewel of 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.
Do your shopping at The Outlets of Maui and Kush Fine Art Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Maui Hands and Lahaina Printsellers. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail, steep yourself in history at Old Lahaina Courthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip app.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kihei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei

— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wailea Beach and Wailea Beach Path. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kamaole Beach Park III and Keawakapu Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makena Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company, and view the masterpieces at Maui's World Gallery.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip planner.

Drive from Lahaina to Kihei in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Waikoloa

— 3 nights
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Get in touch with nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pololu Valley Lookout. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Waipio Valley and Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. Step out of Waikoloa with an excursion to Waipiʻo Valley Lookout in Honokaa--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at 49 Black Sand Beach, stroll through Waialea Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Waikoloa trip planner.

You can fly from Kihei to Waikoloa in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, take an in-depth tour of H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and look for gifts at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Waikoloa to Kailua-Kona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Pacific Tsunami Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Liliuokalani Gardens and Alae Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Richardson Beach Park, take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hilo, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Volcano

— 4 nights
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Punalu‘U Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Ka Lae Light. Take a break from Volcano with a short trip to Holei Sea Arch in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents, get impressive views of Kīlauea, and stop by Hilo Coffee Mill.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Volcano online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hilo to Volcano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.