12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Devastation Trail, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and then examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo day trip planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Hilo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Hilo, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Montreal in February: high temperatures in Hilo hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Scuba & Snorkeling & Lahaina Banyan Court) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, play a few rounds at Makena Golf Courses, and examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Hilo to Kihei in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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