12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Kalapana, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

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 some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu travel planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Honolulu is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalapana.

Things to do in Honolulu

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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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Kalapana, Island of Hawaii

Kalapana ©
Kalapana is a town and region in the Puna District on the Island of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands.In 1986, lava flows from the Kupaianaha vent of Kīlauea destroyed and partly buried most of the town, as well as Kalapana Gardens and nearby Royal Gardens subdivisions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a stroll through Kalapana, then explore the striking landscape at Lava Viewing Area, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, and finally explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kalapana trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Honolulu to Kalapana with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kalapana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Lava Viewing Area ©
Lava Viewing Area
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Holei Sea Arch ©
Holei Sea Arch

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then view the masterpieces at Trudy's Island Arts, then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and finally shop like a local with Kona Henna.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Drive from Kalapana to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

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Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Kona Henna ©
Kona Henna

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Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach and then stop by Tutu's Pantry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip tool.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 5.5 hours. In December in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Tutu's Pantry ©
Tutu's Pantry

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