13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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13 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14​h
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then explore and take pictures at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take some stellar pictures from Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get much hotter in Hanalei: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanakapiai Falls
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, stop by Captain Cook Trading Co., and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

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Getting from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook Trading Co., Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Haleakala Crater and Wailea Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Napili Beach. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Kihei, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Mission.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Wailea Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Honolulu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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