10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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10 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kula, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Springfield

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Manoa Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Waimea Bay, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, and stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip planning tool .

Springfield to Honolulu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Springfield to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Springfield in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park, Pele's Chair
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, admire all the interesting features of Waimea Canyon State Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hanalei Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Bay, then admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. August in Hanalei sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kula.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Kula, Maui

Kula is a district of Maui, Hawaii, that stretches across the "up-country", the western-facing slopes of Haleakalā, from Makawao to Ulupalakua. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Haleakala Crater, identify plant and animal life at Waikamoi Preserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kula holiday maker .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Kula by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kula

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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