12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly:  25​h
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Lihue, Kauai
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Stockholm

2
days
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.
On the 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley State Monument and then meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kihei day trip planning tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Kihei is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. In February, Kihei is much hotter than Stockholm - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In February in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Lihue trip planning tool .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Poipu Beach Park
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Helicopter Tours

6
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

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