10 days in Island of Hawaii, Maui & Oahu Itinerary

10 days in Island of Hawaii, Maui & Oahu Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
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Kihei
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Honolulu
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary tool.

Dulles to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 68-hour travel. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dulles to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dulles in September, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 87°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
You've now added South Shore Tiki Lounge to your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Maalaea Beach. Visiting Haleakala Crater and Wailea Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Zipline (in Lahaina).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kihei trip builder website.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 5.5 hours. In September in Kihei, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Honolulu

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visit Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Diamond Head State Monument and Manoa Falls. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

Fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 3 hours. September in Honolulu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Island of Hawaii travel guide

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Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.

Maui travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Luaus
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.

Oahu travel guide

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Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.