13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  11 h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Chicago

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Napili Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kapalua Beach and Kamaole Beach Park II. Step out of Kihei with an excursion to Lahaina Jodo Mission in Lahaina--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company, and stroll through Makena Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kihei trip maker site.

Chicago to Kihei is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chicago to Kihei due to the time zone difference. In May, Kihei is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina, Kapalua Beach, Makena Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

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 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, thenget impressive views of Kīlauea, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Volcano trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kihei to Volcano by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get in touch with nature at Na Pali Coast State Park and Hanalei Beach. Relax by the water at Anini Beach and Tunnels Beach. Take a break from Hanalei with a short trip to Queen's Bath in Princeville, about 11 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kalalau Trail, identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, and take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei travel planner.

Fly from Volcano to Hanalei in 7 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hanalei are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Queen's Bath
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Lanikai Beach and Swim with Dolphins. Visit Byodo-In Temple and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Kayaking & Canoeing & Kailua Beach Park). There's still lots to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Andrew's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. May in Honolulu sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kailua, Pele's Chair, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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