12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hawaii holiday planner
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Honolulu
— 1 night
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Lahaina
— 2 nights
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Hana
— 2 nights
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Hanalei
— 2 nights
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Koloa
— 2 nights
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Honolulu
— 1 night
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Honolulu — 1 night

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Quest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, discover the deep blue sea with Ocean Project Maui, and then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lahaina online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hana.
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Hana — 2 nights

Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Kahanu Garden, then shop like a local with Hana Tropicals, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Sand Beach - Kaihalulu Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Wananalua Congregational Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore by horseback at Pipiwai Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Waimoku Falls, and then pause for some photo ops at Fagan's Cross.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hana journey maker website.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hana sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hanalei.
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Hanalei — 2 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get great views at Hanalei Valley Lookout, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and then stroll through Hanalei Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalihiwai Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then relax in the rural setting at Sugarloaf Pineapple Farm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanalei trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Hana to Hanalei in 2.5 hours. August in Hanalei sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koloa.
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Koloa — 2 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Pond Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, and then stroll through Lawa'i Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and then stroll through Brennecke's Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Koloa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Koloa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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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.
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Maui travel guide

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The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.
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Kauai travel guide

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The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.
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