10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night


Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
We've included these beaches for you: Lanikai Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Diamond Head State Monument and Waimea Valley. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Pupukea to see Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planning app.

Los Angeles to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Koloa.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting Poipu Beach Park and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Wailua Falls and Hanalei Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kauai Path (in Kapaa) and Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei). There's still lots to do: stroll through Shipwreck Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koloa trip builder site.

Getting from Honolulu to Koloa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. July in Koloa sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

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 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, then kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, then kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park II, and finally experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lahaina day trip planner.

Fly from Koloa to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Hilo.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 1 night

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo vacation planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In July in Hilo, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip

Hawaii travel guide

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.