10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lanai City, Lanai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Lanai City, Lanai

Lanai City ©
To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanai City trip planning tool .

New York City to Lanai City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In May, Lanai City is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 78°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lanai City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hulopoe Beach
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Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery
Lanai Cat Sanctuary ©
Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Hulopoe Beach ©
Hulopoe Beach

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, and finally trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Volcano online holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lanai City to Volcano. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 11th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona road trip app .

Traveling by car from Volcano to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Volcano in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. For shopping fun, head to Polynesian Cultural Center or Ala Moana Center. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and trek along Manoa Falls.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Honolulu road trip site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. May in Honolulu sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach Park, Kailua Beach Park
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Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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