12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
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Kihei, Maui
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Your inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Change things up with a short trip to Lanikai Pillboxes in Kailua (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and explore the gorgeous colors at Pele's Chair.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online trip builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Brisbane in November, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kihei, Maui

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kamaole Beach Park III and Kamaole Beach Park II. Escape the urban bustle at Wailea Beach Path and Cove Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park, look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry, and walk around Kamaole Beach Park I.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kihei trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kihei are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Step out of the city life by going to Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Sulphur Banks. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rainbow Falls and Liliuokalani Gardens. Take a break from Hilo with a short trip to Laupahoehoe Beach Park in Laupahoehoe, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, take in the exciting artwork at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reeds Bay Beach Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hilo online trip planner.

Getting from Kihei to Hilo by flight takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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.