10 days in Oahu, Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

10 days in Oahu, Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

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10 days in Oahu, Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

Start: Oakland
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Honolulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Kahului
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Lahaina
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
End: Oakland

2
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, and then admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

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Oakland to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Oakland to Honolulu. Traveling from Oakland in May, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

1
night
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona
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.
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Getting from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. May in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. You will leave for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea.

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You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

1
night
Hilo

Hilo ©
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 14th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park.

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Getting from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kahului.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Kahului

Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. On the 15th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Maui Tropical Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kahului tour app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Kahului in 2.5 hours. May in Kahului sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kahului

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wailuku
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

2
nights
Lahaina

Lahaina ©
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.
On the 18th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

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You can drive from Kahului to Lahaina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kahului in May, expect nights in Lahaina to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court
Lahaina Jodo Mission ©
Lahaina Jodo Mission

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