10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Waimea, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Honolulu. May in Honolulu sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kihei vacation planning site .

Getting from Honolulu to Kihei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Laupahoehoe Beach Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then take a stroll through Kalapana.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hilo online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Hilo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kalapana ©
Kalapana

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): 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 maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online journey planner .

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hilo in May since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Waimea, Kauai

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Kokee Natural History Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Polihale State Park, stop by Aunty Liliko'i, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea online holiday planner .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Waimea in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hanapepe, Tunnels Beach, Kokee Natural History Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

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