10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
Foot + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Kula, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Kula, Maui

Kula ©
Kula is a district of Maui, Hawaii, that stretches across the "up-country", the western-facing slopes of Haleakalā, from Makawao to Ulupalakua. Venture out of the city with trips to Maui Ocean Center (in Wailuku), Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Ka'anapali Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Proteas of Hawaii.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kula vacation planner.

New York City to Kula is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kula is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much warmer in Kula: highs are around 82°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kula

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Maui Ocean Center, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

3
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Honaunau to see Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kula to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Mauna Kea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Genesis Helicopters. On the 28th (Sat), see the world from above with Genesis Helicopters and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu attractions app .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. In December in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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