12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Make it your trip
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Hilo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ka'anapali, Maui
— 7 nights
Drive to Kahului Airport, Fly to Washington

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Hilo — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mauka Makai Adventures as well as Hawaii Volcano Tours. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park, and step off the mainland to explore Coconut Island.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo journey planner.

Washington to Hilo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Washington to Hilo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Hilo: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 67°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Ka'anapali.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Ka'anapali, Maui — 7 nights

Perched at the western tip of Maui, the tourist hub of Ka'anapali offers a range of resorts and activities revolving around the beach.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Punakea Palms, Shoreline Snorkel, Ali'i Maui Outrigger Canoes, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, take a memorable drive along North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30, and enjoy the sand and surf at The Spa at Black Rock.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ka'anapali online trip maker.

You can fly from Hilo to Ka'anapali in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
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.

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
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.