10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii visit planner

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

— 2 nights
Lihue or LÄ«hue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Menehune Fishpond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Polihale State Park, stroll through Waimea Canyon State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kalalau Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lihue holiday planner.

Minneapolis to Lihue is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Lihue is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, expect Lihue to be much hotter, temps between 81°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 3 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Hana Coast Gallery (in Hana), Wailua Valley State Wayside Park (in Kula) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

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Fly from Lihue to Kihei in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kihei are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, walk around Kapiolani Regional Park, and appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Honolulu are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
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.

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.