11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): relax in the rural setting at The Vanillerie, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then whizz through the canopy at Hawaii Forest and Trail.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona visit planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. In March in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Jagger Museum, get impressive views of Kīlauea, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at Skyline Hawaii - Big Island Zipline Tours, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hilo using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hilo, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Lahaina, Maui

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.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, test your team's savvy at Maui Escape Rooms, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Honolulu, Oahu

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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Oahu Parachute Center (in Waialua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Honolulu vacation planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In April in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

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.