12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Bern
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: Bern

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Ke'e Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Tunnels Beach and Hanakapiai Falls. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath, trek along Kalalau Trail, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanalei itinerary planner .

Bern, Switzerland to Hanalei is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bern to Hanalei is minus 11 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bern in July, with highs in Hanalei at 34°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Ke'e Beach, Queen's Bath
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Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

4
nights
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.
Visit Wailea Beach Path and Ulua Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamaole Beach Park II and Kamaole Beach Park III. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makena Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kihei road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kihei in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Zipline
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, witness a stunning natural landmark at Steam Vents, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Volcano online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kihei to Volcano in 3 hours. In July in Volcano, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Steam Vents
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery

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