10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

6
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.
Kids will enjoy USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu vacation planner.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and finally stroll through Shipwreck Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue trip builder website .

Fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. September in Lihue sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Poipu
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei travel route website .

Getting from Lihue to Kihei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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