13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  26​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Geneva

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kihei route builder app .

Geneva, Switzerland to Kihei is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Geneva to Kihei. In July, Kihei is a bit warmer than Geneva - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Zipline
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Steam Vents, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Volcano trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kihei to Volcano in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Volcano can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Steam Vents
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

4
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hanalei Beach and Kalalau Trail. Visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haena Beach Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Volcano to Hanalei takes 5 hours. July in Hanalei sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast State Park, Queen's Bath, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Koko Crater Trail. Popular historic sites such as National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and USS Arizona Memorial are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Puu Ualakaa State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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