12 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

12 days in Island of Hawaii & Maui Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
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Hilo
— 2 nights
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Lahaina
— 3 nights
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Hana
— 4 nights

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Kailua-Kona

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at The Vanillerie, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online trip maker.

Newark to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Kailua-Kona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

2
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Hilo

Hilo ©
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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, cruise along Devastation Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hilo, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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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.
Step out of Lahaina to go to Wailuku and see Iao Valley, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at D.T. Fleming Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina online day trip planner.

Getting from Hilo to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Hana.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua, Wailuku
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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Hana

Hana ©
Hana is one of the most isolated communities in Hawaii, with a permanent population of just over 1,000 people.
Go for a jaunt from Hana to Haleakala National Park to see Haleakala Crater about 52 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Wai'anapanapa State Park, contemplate the long history of Kahanu Garden, and admire the sheer force of Waimoku Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Hana road trip planning website.

Drive from Lahaina to Hana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. May in Hana sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hana

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Maui, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Waimoku Falls ©
Waimoku Falls

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