11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii sightseeing planner
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Captain Cook
— 3 nights
Koloa, Kauai
— 2 nights
— 1 day


Lahaina — 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip maker app.

Los Angeles to Lahaina is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lahaina when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paia.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Paia — 1 day

Pāia is a census-designated place in Maui County, Hawaii, on the northern coast of the island of Maui. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Haliimaile Distilling Company, then take in the exciting artwork at Makai Glass Maui, then explore the world behind art at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, and finally admire all the interesting features of Epic Experience Maui.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paia trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lahaina to Paia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Paia sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kihei.
Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Kihei — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Polo Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Po'olenalena Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palauea Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, explore the striking landscape at Lava Fields, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kihei Kalama Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kihei trip itinerary planning website.

Kihei is just a stone's throw from Paia. July in Kihei sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Captain Cook.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips

Captain Cook — 3 nights

A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Painted Church, kick back and relax at Two Step, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honaunau Bay. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by The Original Donkey Ball Store, and then get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Captain Cook trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Kihei to Captain Cook in 2.5 hours. July in Captain Cook sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Koloa.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Koloa, Kauai — 2 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Art House Hawaii.

Start your trip to Koloa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Captain Cook to Koloa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Koloa sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Honolulu.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

Honolulu — 1 day

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, examine the collection at Epic Aloha, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online vacation planner.

Getting from Koloa to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Hawaii travel guide

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.

Island of Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Swim with Dolphins · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.

Oahu travel guide

Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.