10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii itinerary planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Haleiwa, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
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Waimea, Kauai
— 2 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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Honolulu planner.

Washington DC to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Honolulu at 84°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Haleiwa.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Haleiwa, Oahu

— 3 nights
Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. Waimea Valley has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Haleiwa side-trips: Laie (Malaekahana State Recreation Area & Polynesian Cultural Center). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, cross one thing off your bucket list with Oahu Parachute Center, and explore the activities along Waimea Bay.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Haleiwa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Honolulu to Haleiwa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in May; daily highs in Haleiwa reach 79°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 1 night

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 23rd (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina visit app.

Fly from Haleiwa to Lahaina in 5 hours. May in Lahaina sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Waimea, Kauai

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Kauai, get great views at Waimea Canyon State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Na Pali Makai, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Waimea sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Waimea by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.