13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Explore Lihue's surroundings by going to Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, trek along Kauai Path, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue trip itinerary planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Lihue, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lihue, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poipu, Kapaa, Na Pali Coast State Park, Hanalei Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Scuba & Snorkeling & Lahaina Banyan Court). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, play a few rounds at Makena Golf Courses, and meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Kihei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kula Country Farms, Haleakala Crater
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu day trip site .

Getting from Kihei to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. January in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Makapu'u Point, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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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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