12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

5
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's still lots to do: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Hearts Mission Church, and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lahaina day trip site .

Indianapolis to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in December, expect Lahaina to be much warmer, temps between 78°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Kapalua, Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour itinerary maker app .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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