11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will appeal to history buffs. Visit Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Honolulu driving holiday planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Nu’uanu Pali
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Visit Kahekili Beach Park and Wailea Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Lahaina (Napili Beach & Lahaina Banyan Court) and Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & Sacred Hearts Mission Church). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei route planning site .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Kapalua, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

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