11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lanikai Beach and Banzai Pipeline. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary app .

New York City to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In October, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Banzai Pipeline, Lanikai Beach
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Waimea Canyon State Park and Spouting Horn. You'll get in some beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Lawa'i Beach. Step out of Poipu with an excursion to Polihale State Park in Waimea--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Menehune Fishpond, look for gifts at The Shops at Kukuiula, and stroll through Kalapaki Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip itinerary site .

Getting from Honolulu to Poipu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. October in Poipu sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Koloa, Waimea, Menehune Fishpond, Kalapaki Beach
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Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

1
night
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honokeana Bay.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Poipu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Lahaina sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Honokeana Bay
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Honokeana Bay ©
Honokeana Bay
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kahaluu Beach and Honaunau Bay. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Waikoloa (Waikoloa Beach Resort & Anaehoomalu). The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with Big Island Divers and wander the streets of Kailua Pier.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online tour itinerary 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 October in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Honaunau, Waikoloa, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahaluu Beach
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Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Big Island Divers ©
Big Island Divers

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