10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, stroll through Waikiki Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip planning website.

Kansas City to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in December, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 82°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Lahaina, Maui

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.
On the 9th (Wed), stop by Grins 2 Go Maui, test your problem-solving skills at Maui Escape Rooms, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lahaina are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilo.

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

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 10th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, cruise along Devastation Trail, stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Banyan Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally take a memorable tour with The Umauma Experience.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hilo online trip maker.

Fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hilo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 12th (Sat), experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then whizz through the canopy at Hawaii Forest and Trail.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online attractions planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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