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:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Diamond Head State Monument and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder website .

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. Traveling from Washington DC to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, 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
Kihei, Maui

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.
Relax by the water at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Kids will enjoy Maui Ocean Center and Kalepolepo Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Lahaina) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kihei Baptist Chapel.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kihei trip planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In April, daytime highs in Kihei are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Maui Ocean Center, Haleakala Crater
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Fishing Charters & Tours

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