10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath, then stroll through Kalalau Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Tunnels Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei vacation builder .

Sydney, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Hanalei due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Queen's Bath
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Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kailua Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and explore the gorgeous colors at Pele's Chair.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Honolulu using our trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Pele's Chair
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, get impressive views of Kīlauea, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Volcano trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Volcano in 4.5 hours. In January in Volcano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulua Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kihei travel route planner .

You can fly from Volcano to Kihei in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

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