11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+3
Train + Foot + Subway + Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Train:  22​h 15​min
End: Nottingham

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), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Honolulu road trip planning app .

Nottingham, UK to Honolulu is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Nottingham to Honolulu. In September, Honolulu is warmer than Nottingham - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

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

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Ka'anapali Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei attractions planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

2
nights
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 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hilo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

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