13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Subway + Bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
4
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  16​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Arizona Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Byodo-In Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, look for gifts at Shimazu Shave ice, stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and hike along Koko Crater Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In October in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Nu’uanu Pali
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kamaole Beach Park II and Kapalua Beach. Let the collections at Lahaina Galleries and Lahaina Printsellers capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea (Makena Beach, Wailea Beach, & more), Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kamaole Beach Park III) and Paia (Ho'okipa Beach Park & Pakaloha Bikinis). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach and view the masterpieces at Village Galleries in Lahaina.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina day trip website .

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Paia, Kapalua Beach
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Garden Arts, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Volcano visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Volcano takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Volcano, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.

Make your Hanalei itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Volcano to Hanalei in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

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