11 days in Honolulu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

11 days in Honolulu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

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11 days in Honolulu & Island of Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Nadi, Viti Levu
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Honolulu
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
car:  2​h
3
Hilo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Honolulu
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Nadi, Viti Levu

1
night
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ala Moana Center as well as Bishop Museum. On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Bishop Museum, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip app .

Nadi, Fiji to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nadi to Honolulu is minus 22 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Nadi in September, with lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Bishop Museum ©
Bishop Museum
Ala Moana Center ©
Ala Moana Center

4
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Waipi'o Valley and St. Michael the Archangel Church. We've included these beaches for you: Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and White Sand Beach. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Puukohola National Historic Park in Kawaihae--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona day trip planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. In September in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waipi'o Valley, Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Waipi'o Valley ©
Waipi'o Valley
Hulihe'e Palace ©
Hulihe'e Palace

3
nights
Hilo

Hilo ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jagger Museum and Kalapana. Explore hidden gems such as Kīlauea and Holei Sea Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center & Sulphur Banks). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hilo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

1
day
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail and then stroll through Diamond Head State Monument.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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