10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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 26th (Thu): shop like a local with Volcano Art Center Gallery and then cruise along Devastation Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and finally stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Hilo, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Hilo sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery

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.
Visit USS Arizona Memorial and USS Utah Memorial for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Center. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Ko Hana Distillers (in Waipahu). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online day trip planner .

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In March in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Ko Hana Distillers, Sunset Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 2nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, then shop like a local with Tabora Gallery, and then stroll through Poipu Beach Park.

Plan trip to Lihue with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lihue takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei Beach
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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