11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Kihei, Maui

— 2 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Haleakala Crater and Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Scuba & Snorkeling & Lahaina Banyan Court) and Zipline (in Kula).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kihei online trip itinerary builder.

Columbus to Kihei is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Columbus in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kihei, with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 29th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

Plan trip to Volcano with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. June in Volcano sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a tailor-made plan with Kona Cloud Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally visit Kailua Pier.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kailua-Kona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Hanalei, Kauai

— 2 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Waimea Canyon State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Hanalei takes 2.5 hours. In June in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Diamond Head State Monument and Kailua Beach Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Waikiki Beach, see the interesting displays at Iolani Palace, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hanalei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. July in Honolulu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
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.

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.

Kauai travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.