10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu route planner .

Washington DC to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in Honolulu are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are much warmer (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Bring the kids along to Maui Ocean Center and Iao Valley. Change things up with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Kihei (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wailuku, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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.
On the 11th (Sat), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Fishing Charters & Tours

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