12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h
1
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Haleakala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Hilo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Waikoloa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Honaunau
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Boston

3
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanikai Beach and Sunset Beach Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Waimanalo Beach (in Waimanalo) and Haleiwa (Swim with Dolphins & Laniakea Beach). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, pick up some local products at Saturday Farmer's Market KCC, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and look for gifts at Honolulu Cookie Company Hilton Hawaiian Village.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu online trip maker .

Boston to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Boston to Honolulu. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Waimanalo Beach, Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 2nd (Tue), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, then appreciate the history behind Lahaina Jodo Mission, and finally kick back and relax at Baby Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

1
night
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park ©
Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Pools at Ohe'o, then ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Palapala Ho'omau Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Huialoha Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Haleakala National Park trip app .

Traveling by bus from Lahaina to Haleakala National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palapala Ho'omau Church, Huialoha Church
Highlights from your plan
Pools at Ohe'o ©
Pools at Ohe'o
Huialoha Church ©
Huialoha Church

2
nights
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.
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Haleakala National Park to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

1
night
Waikoloa

Waikoloa ©
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trek along Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve, browse the different shops at Kings' Shops, then stroll through Waialea Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Waikoloa sightseeing planner .

Getting from Hilo to Waikoloa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Waikoloa sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Honaunau.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Waialea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve ©
Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

1
night
Honaunau

Honaunau ©
Hōnaunau is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Two Step, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Honaunau driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Waikoloa to Honaunau in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Honaunau can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Honaunau

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary ©
Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

1
night
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): trek along Pu'u Huluhulu trail and then trek along Sulphur Banks.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park attractions planning site .

You can drive from Honaunau to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Honaunau in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs ©
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

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