10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Subway:  13​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kihei day trip planning app .

Washington DC to Kihei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Kihei to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally trek along Sulphur Banks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and then head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In November in Hilo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

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 Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaiahao Church, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Kawaiahao Church
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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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