12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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12 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Poipu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Toronto


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2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
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 31st (Wed): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu tour itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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 3rd (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lahaina United Methodist Church.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahaina online road trip planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Maui Ocean Center
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
On the 5th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, stroll through Poipu Beach Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stop by Hilo Hattie, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. In August in Poipu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lihue, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Kokee Natural History Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Hanalei Valley Lookout, then trek along Kalalau Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei vacation app .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. August in Hanalei sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kokee Natural History Museum, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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