12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nakalele Blowhole and Kapalua Beach. Visit Makena Beach and Kamaole Beach Park II for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei) and Wailea (Keawakapu Beach, Ulua Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lahaina Harbor, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planning tool.

Tampa to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Lahaina is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Tampa in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lahaina, with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Volcano road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Volcano takes 5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Volcano can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Captain Cook.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii

A small town with big ocean views, Captain Cook lies on top of an ancient fault line that was responsible for creating the nearby Kealakekua Bay thousands of years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with My Kona Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and then kick back and relax at Honaunau Bay. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kealakekua Bay, then indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Greenwell Farms, then stop by Kona Joe Coffee, and finally stroll through Kahaluu Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Captain Cook trip planning tool.

You can drive from Volcano to Captain Cook in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Captain Cook

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Na Pali Coast State Park and Kauai Path. Step out of the city life by going to Kalalau Trail and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Go for a jaunt from Poipu to Lihue to see Wailua Falls about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, take a memorable tour with Koloa Zipline, contemplate the waterfront views at Menehune Fishpond, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

Plan trip to Poipu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Captain Cook to Poipu in 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Poipu are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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.