11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get outdoors at Kailua Beach Park and Kapiolani Regional Park. Change things up with a short trip to Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Waikiki Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu road trip planning website .

San Antonio to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in Honolulu to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are slightly colder, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tunnels Beach and Na Pali Coast State Park. Visiting Hanalei Beach and Kalalau Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath, identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, and take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanalei road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanalei are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Princeville, Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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 22nd (Mon), explore the activities along Kealakekua Bay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and then kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kealakekua Bay
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Volcano trip planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Volcano by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in July since evenings lows in Volcano dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

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