11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii tour planner

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly

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Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lanikai Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Waimanalo Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ala Moana Beach Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Honolulu online trip builder.

Philadelphia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In May, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 2 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Garden Isle Bath & Body LLC, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach, trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Kamaole Beach Park II. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Napili Beach and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Wailea Beach in Wailea--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and browse the different shops at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lahaina, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lihue to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.