12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kapaa, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Newcastle

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kahekili Beach Park and Kalepolepo Beach Park. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lahaina vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Newcastle, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Newcastle to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle in April; daily highs in Lahaina reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kapaa.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Haleakala Crater, Helicopter Tours, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church ©
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church

3
nights
Kapaa, Kauai

Kapaa ©
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Raphael Church and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Explore Kapaa's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Koloa), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Poipu Beach Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kapaa journey tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Kapaa in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koloa, Lihue, Poipu Beach Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
St. Raphael Church ©
St. Raphael Church

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hala Tree and Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, cruise along Saddle Road, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Kailua-Kona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kapaa to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Hala Tree
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

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