12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary app.

Miami to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. In February in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, test your team's savvy at Maui Escape Rooms, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, then take in the exciting artwork at Maui Hands, and finally walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina itinerary planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), head outdoors with Kona Adventure Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, examine the collection at Kona Historical Society, experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, experience rural life at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. March in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.