23 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Lanai City, Lanai
— 1 night
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights


Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 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.
On the 28th (Mon), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary and then stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona road trip planning app.

Accra, Ghana to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 192-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Accra to Kailua-Kona. Traveling from Accra in November, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Volcano.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Epic Lava Tours, then admire the natural beauty at Volcano Garden Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hilo Farmers Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Volcano travel route planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Volcano. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.
Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife
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Lahaina, Maui — 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Village Galleries in Lahaina or Lahaina Printsellers. Visit Ka'anapali Beach and Napili Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum (in Puunene) and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church (in Kihei). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and stop by Lahaina Front Street.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lahaina vacation builder app.

You can fly from Volcano to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lanai City.
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Lanai City, Lanai — 1 night

Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Mike Carroll Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, then stroll through Hulopoe Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lanai City trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahaina to Lanai City. Traveling from Lahaina in December, Lanai City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. For shopping fun, head to Ala Moana Center or Ko Hana Distillers. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Green World Coffee Farms (in Wahiawa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lanai City to Honolulu with the Route module. In December, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Lanai City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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.