10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Poipu
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

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.
You've now added Pearl Harbor Tours to your itinerary. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Kailua Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online holiday planner.

Cincinnati to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in July since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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Poipu

— 2 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You've added Napali Coast Hanalei Tours, Sleeping Giant Trail, Polihale State Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park and then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, admire the majestic nature at Polihale State Park, then stroll through Sleeping Giant Trail, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Napali Coast Hanalei Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

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.
Haleakala Crater has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Wailea Beach in Wailea, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

You can fly from Poipu to Lahaina in 4 hours. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.