10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Princeville, Kauai
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
San Francisco

3
days
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visit Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Arizona Memorial for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Byodo-In Temple and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Princeville.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, The Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

3
days
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hanalei Beach and Kalalau Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Waioli Huiia Church. Go for a jaunt from Princeville to Wainiha to see Na Pali Coast State Park about 32 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Princeville online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Princeville in 3 hours. In October in Princeville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Princeville

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Kalalau Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hanalei Beach

2
days
Kihei, Maui

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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Kapalua Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kihei trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Princeville to Kihei takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kihei are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Napili Beach, Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach
Kapalua Beach

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