11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii travel route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  12​h
1
Honolulu
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Wailea
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Volcano
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Honaunau
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Naalehu
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. On the next day, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park and then stroll through Waikiki Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation planning app .

Kansas City to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 6th (Mon), cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalalau Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

2
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ulua Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park II.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Wailea travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Wailea takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wailea are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kihei
Highlights from your plan
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

1
night
Volcano

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Volcano online travel planner .

Getting from Wailea to Volcano by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Wailea in August, expect nights in Volcano to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Honaunau.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

1
night
Honaunau

Honaunau ©
Hōnaunau is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, examine the collection at Kona Historical Society, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and finally explore the activities along Honaunau Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Honaunau day trip website .

Getting from Volcano to Honaunau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Volcano in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honaunau, with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naalehu.

Things to do in Honaunau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kealakekua
Highlights from your plan
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Kona Historical Society ©
Kona Historical Society

1
night
Naalehu

Naalehu ©
Naalehu is a census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii. On the 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach and then kick back and relax at Punalu‘U Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naalehu holiday planner .

You can drive from Honaunau to Naalehu in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Honaunau in August: highs in Naalehu hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naalehu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

Similar Plans

13 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Kauai & Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM QATAR October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Maui BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Maui, Kauai & Honolulu BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans