11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Wailea, Maui
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Kapaa, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Waimea Bay. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then kick back and relax at Ala Moana Beach Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Honolulu is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
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Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), cruise along Devastation Trail, then explore and take pictures at Chain of Craters Rd, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Volcano holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Volcano takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Volcano, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Chain of Craters Rd
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

1
night
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 12th (Sun), look for gifts at Kona Joe Coffee, explore the activities along Kealakekua Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Getting from Volcano to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Kealakekua Bay, Kona Joe Coffee
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Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kona Joe Coffee ©
Kona Joe Coffee

1
day
Wailea, Maui

Wailea
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Wailea trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Wailea takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Wailea can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Kapaa.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Kapaa, Kauai

Kapaa ©
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kauai's Hindu Monastery - Saiva Siddhanta Church Headquarters, then tee off at Princeville Makai Golf Club, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Anahola Beach Park, then get outside with Coconut Coasters Beach Bike Rentals, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kapaa trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to Kapaa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Kapaa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Anahola Beach Park, Hanalei Beach, Princeville Makai Golf Club
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Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Princeville Makai Golf Club ©
Princeville Makai Golf Club
Anahola Beach Park ©
Anahola Beach Park

1
night
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Koke`e State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kapaa to Poipu in an hour. In November in Poipu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Koke`e State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park

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