13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  27​h
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Perth

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hanalei Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lihue itinerary maker.

Perth, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Lihue, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in August, expect nights in Lihue to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Helicopter Tours
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

1
night
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Wailea Beach and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kihei trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center, Wailea Beach
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakahonu, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Kahaluu Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip builder.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Nu’uanu Pali, Polynesian Cultural Center
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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