11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  8​h
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

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.
On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Big Island Bees, explore and take pictures at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona route builder website .

Phoenix to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Phoenix to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 87°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island Bees, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei), Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, steep yourself in history at Wo Hing Temple Museum, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online trip maker .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wailuku, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

5
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 Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip app .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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