11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary maker site .

Washington DC to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in Honolulu are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are much warmer (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Kawaiahao Church
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Lahaina Jodo Mission, & more) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei holiday app .

Getting from Honolulu to Kihei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

1
night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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 27th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hilo trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. April in Hilo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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 28th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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