12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iolani Palace and US Army Museum of Hawaii. Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Kailua Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

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New Delhi, India to Honolulu is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from New Delhi to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

3
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.
Let the collections at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and Wo Hing Temple Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Haleakala Crater and Honokeana Bay. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Paia to see Ho'okipa Beach Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and examine the collection at Whalers Village Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Honokeana Bay
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

4
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.
Visit Laupahoehoe Beach Park and Honaunau Bay for some beach relaxation. Volcano Art Center Gallery and Jagger Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kīlauea, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, examine the collection at Pacific Tsunami Museum, head off the coast to Coconut Island, and immerse yourself in nature at Wailuku River State Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Hilo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Honaunau, Jagger Museum, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead