10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Hanalei
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hang Loose Boat Tours, Mauna Kea, Body Glove Cruises, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Kealakekua Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Chicago to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chicago to Kailua-Kona. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in February, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 81°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 3 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge as well as Waimea Canyon State Park. Visiting Koke`e State Park and Koke'e Mountains will get you outdoors. When in Hanalei, make a side trip to see Puuo Kila in Waimea, approximately Waimea away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Kalalau Trail, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Hanalei takes 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hanalei are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.