10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hilo online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Hilo reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Helicopter Tours
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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 13th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and then meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Lahaina United Methodist Church, then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lahaina trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wailuku
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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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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