11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Waimea, Kauai
— 3 nights
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights


Waimea, Kauai — 3 nights

On the 16th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Pond Beach Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Sweet Lomi Massage. On the next day, kick back and relax at Polihale State Park, take in the awesome beauty at Koke'e Mountains, explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, then hike along Canyon Trail, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Waimea travel route planner.

Seattle to Waimea is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Waimea due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Waimea hover around 86°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Waimea to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.