12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Lahaina, Maui

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku), Makawao (Maui Veterans Cemetery & Wisdom Flow Yoga) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Maui On Metal, and kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online journey builder.

Ottawa, Canada to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in August: high temperatures in Lahaina hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Shark Diving, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.