10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Honolulu online tour planner.

Paducah to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Paducah to Honolulu, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paducah in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Lahaina Jodo Mission, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip builder tool.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. September in Lahaina sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally trek along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.