10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii trip planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu route planner.

Seattle to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, then take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip tool.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lahaina are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 28th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Limahuli Garden and Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then stroll through Hanalei Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lihue online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. May in Lihue sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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.