30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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30 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Dublin

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Hanalei (Hanalei Valley Lookout, Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, &more), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lihue road trip planning tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Lihue is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dublin to Lihue. While traveling from Dublin, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lihue, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei, Kapaa, Wailua River State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Helicopter Tours

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina visit planner.

Getting from Lihue to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lahaina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua, Wailuku, Maui, Parasailing & Paragliding, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

6
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 Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore the fascinating underground world of Kula Kai Caverns, admire the verdant scenery at Pololu Valley Lookout, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kohala Historical Sites State Monument.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona holiday planning website .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Mauna Loa Scenic Drive, 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

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Devastation Trail, &more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hilo trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, Hilo is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

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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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Shark Diving, Waimea Bay, &more), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kualoa Regional Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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