11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Lanikai Beach. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, and get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planning app .

Los Angeles to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in October since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Swim with Dolphins, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Pele's Chair
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, then stroll through Hanalei Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then stroll around Poipu Beach Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hanalei Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kihei trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Kihei are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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