10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 day
foot + Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Francisco

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 20th (Mon), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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San Francisco to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Kailua-Kona to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, The Original Donkey Ball Store, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
The Original Donkey Ball Store ©
The Original Donkey Ball Store

2
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, and finally trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get impressive views of Kulanaokuaiki Campground.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Volcano trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Volcano, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Farmers Market, Hilo Coffee Mill
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks
Hilo Farmers Market ©
Hilo Farmers Market

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Napili Beach and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planner .

Getting from Volcano to Lahaina by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. May in Lahaina sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

5
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.
Head to Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Centerfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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