12 days in Honolulu & Kailua Itinerary

12 days in Honolulu & Kailua Itinerary

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12 days in Honolulu & Kailua Itinerary

Start: Honolulu
1
Honolulu
— 8 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Kailua
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
End: Honolulu

8
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Honolulu Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Daniel K Inouye International Airport and Kahului Airport. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

3
nights
Kailua

Kailua ©
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Lanikai Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Byodo-In Temple, then look for gifts at Muumuu Heaven, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kalama Beach Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kailua Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kailua tour itinerary planning site .

Kailua is just a short distance from Honolulu. In September in Kailua, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Kailua

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple

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