11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Kamaole Beach Park II. We've included these beaches for you: Kapalua Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kihei trip itinerary builder site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Kihei is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Lisbon to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kihei, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach, Zipline, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 25th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, then kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanalei trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Hanalei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Queen's Bath, Tunnels Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sharks Cove and Waikiki Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Waimea Valley.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea Valley, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Waimea Valley ©
Waimea Valley

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