11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip builder website .

Newark to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hanalei trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. July in Hanalei sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park, Hanakapiai Falls
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 7th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Ka'anapali), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Zipline, Ka'anapali Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, and stroll through Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kihei road trip planning app .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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