11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Greensboro
bus + Fly:  14​h
1
Wailea, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Greensboro

2
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. On the 21st (Sat), browse the different shops at Olavine Spa & Salon. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pa'ako Beach (Secret Cove), kick back and relax at Makena Beach, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wailea trip builder tool .

Greensboro to Wailea is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Greensboro in December, with highs in Wailea at 82°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lava Fields
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Makena Beach ©
Makena Beach
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lanikai Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Pillbox Hike. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Wailea to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Lanikai Pillbox Hike
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

4
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Shop till you drop at Vicky's Fabrics and Seductions of Kauai Gallery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shipwreck Beach and Tunnels Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanalei: Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail (in Poipu). There's much more to do: hike along Kalalau Trail, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei tour planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. December in Hanalei sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai, Poipu, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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