10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  17​h
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, then meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Napili Beach and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina online tour itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Lahaina dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maui Ocean Center
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In March in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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 25th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, indulge your taste buds at Hilo Farmers Market, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo online road trip planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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