11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Newark

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.
Family-friendly places like Waikiki Beach and USS Arizona Memorial will thrill your kids. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu driving holiday planning site .

Newark to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 27th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Hanalei Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanakapiai Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then choose your vessel at Kona Boat Rentals, and then view the masterpieces at Kona Henna.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online tour builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Kona Boat Rentals ©
Kona Boat Rentals
Kona Henna ©
Kona Henna

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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 30th (Tue), meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, then immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lahaina United Methodist Church.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wailuku
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

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