10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  13​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Basically Books.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hilo road trip tool .

New Orleans to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Orleans to Hilo. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Hilo hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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