13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights


Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Diamond Head State Monument, Dolphin Quest, Foster Botanical Gardens, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Laie to see Polynesian Cultural Center about 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue.

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Durham to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In September, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm and Kahaluu Bay. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.

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Getting from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. September in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Devastation Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails


— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ka'anapali Beach, Kahekili Beach Park and Hanakao'o Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center and shop like a local with Maui Hands.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

Maui travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.