10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Detroit
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hilo online travel route builder .

Detroit to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Detroit to Hilo. In April, Hilo is much hotter than Detroit - with highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

1
night
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 7th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona day trip planning site .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Lahaina, 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.
On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Maui Ocean Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Kawaiahao Church
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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