11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then get outside with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally cruise along Devastation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Alae Cemetery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary planner.

Tulsa to Hilo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Tulsa in September, Hilo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Lahaina, Maui — 2 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.
On the 17th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina day trip website.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu — 6 nights

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 (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pupukea (Ehukai Beach Park & Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.