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
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Dulles

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Kailua-Kona

— 1 night

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 · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kihei

— 3 nights
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 Ho'okipa Beach Park. Visiting Haleakala Crater and Zipline will get you outdoors. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach and stroll through Maalaea Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kihei trip planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 3 nights

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 Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu online route planner.

You can fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.5
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

4.5
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.