11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip site.

Houston to Honolulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waimea, Kauai

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Puu Hinahina Lookout, take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, then trek along Pihea Trail, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waimea visit planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Waimea by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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 17th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, and meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Waimea to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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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.