11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: New York City

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip itinerary site .

New York City to Hilo is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Hilo: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 Diamond Head State Monument and USS Arizona Memorial will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Byodo-In Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Sharks Cove (in Pupukea), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Island Treasures, and stroll through Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

Before you visit Honolulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Swim with Dolphins, Sharks Cove, Shark Diving, Byodo-In Temple
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Polihale State Park, stop by Aloha Spice Company, then kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, and finally trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, then stroll through Kalapaki Beach, and finally trek along Kauai Path.

You can plan Lihue trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Honolulu to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. April in Lihue sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Aloha Spice Company, Kauai Path, Polihale State Park
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Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

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